Edward Carrington Thayer

Edward Carrington Thayer

Birth
Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Jul 1898 (aged 70)
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 21800847 · View Source
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Husband of Julia Beatrice (Ball) Thayer.


Edward Carrington Thayer, son of Joseph and Chloe (Taft) Thayer, was born May 10th,1828 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. His early studies were held locally, but eventually his education took him to schools in Lancaster and Lanesboro. At the age of 17, he started clerking at the office of Welcome Farnum in the Waterford region of Blackstone.

In 1871 Thayer headed to New Hampshire to lease a woolen mill in the Ashelot village of Winchester and organized the firm of Thayer, Pratt, and Turner. In 1872 he became a director of the Winchester National Bank and later bought out his associates. In 1873 he married Miss Julia Beatrice Ball, daughter of David and Fannie (Capron) Ball. They lived in Keene, New Hampshire where he was a city councellor (1876-1877) and Alderman (1877-1878). His business flourished and he later obtained a second mill. In 1876 Edward became the president of the Winchester bank and served until his death.

Characterized as successful and forward-looking, with an honorable and distinguished record he had "amassed a large fortune through business activities and wise management, and distributed a large portion of it to worthy purposes in his lifetime and left other gifts by his will." From a newspaper column Cheshire County NH history by DK Proper May 10th 1967. He built the Thayer Memorial Building in Uxbridge Massachusetts, home to the Uxbridge Free Public Library and the Keene NH Public Library.

From: Old Home Week Souvenir, Uxbridge, Massachusetts, September 1908.


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  • Created by: Marc Thayer, III
  • Added: 27 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21800847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Carrington Thayer (10 May 1828–4 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21800847, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Marc Thayer, III (contributor 46542959) .