Rev William Greenough “Twill” Thayer

Rev William Greenough “Twill” Thayer

Birth
New Brighton, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Death 27 Nov 1934 (aged 70)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 1B, Lot H
Memorial ID 18080619 · View Source
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Parents: Robert Helyer and Hannah Fuller (Appleton) Thayer. Husband of Violet (Otis) Thayer.

WILLIAM GREENOUGH THAYER, son of Robert Helyer and Hannah Fuller (Appleton) Thayer, was born 24 December 1863 in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York. His father was a hardware merchant and ship chandler. He was fitted for college at Orange Classical Institute in Orange, New Jersey. He was graduated from Amherst College in 1885 with a B.A. degree. He commenced his studies for the ministry at Union Theological Seminary in New York from 1885-1886, taught at Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts from 1886-1887, then returned to Union Theological Seminary from 1887-1888. He was awarded an M.A. degree from Amherst College in 1888. He attended Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1888-1889 and received a B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) degree. He was ordained a deacon in June 1889 by the Rt. Rev. Henry Codman Potter, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, and a priest in May 1890 by the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Henry Paddock, Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.

He served as headmaster of St. Mark's School in Southborough from 1895-1930.



Inscription

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God


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  • Created by: Marc Thayer, III
  • Added: 26 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18080619
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Greenough “Twill” Thayer (24 Dec 1863–27 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18080619, citing Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Marc Thayer, III (contributor 46542959) .