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Helen Chadwick <I>Rand</I> Thayer

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Helen Chadwick Rand Thayer

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Death
14 Apr 1935 (aged 71)
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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Parents: Albert Tyler and Sophia Anna (Chadwick) Rand.
Wife of Rev. Lucius Harrison Thayer Sr. (1857 - 1931).
Married: June 29, 1892 in Westfield, MA.

Mrs Helen (Rand) Thayer, 71, widow of Rev Lucius H Thayer, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at her home, 119 Farlow road, Newton. She had not been in the best of health but had passed the winter in the South, having only recently returned North. The funeral was held Tuesday morning in Newton, and burial was in Pine Hill cemetery, this city, the committal service being conducted by her son-in-law, Rev. Theodore A Greene of the Congregational church of New Britain, Ct.  Mrs Thayer is survived by two sons, Lucius E Thayer of West Newton and Sherman R Thayer of Cohasset; a daughter Mrs Theodore A Greene of New Britain, Ct., and five grandchildren.  Mrs Thayer was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. the daughter of Albert T and Sophia (Chadwick) Rand, and her early life was passed in that city and in Westfield.  Mrs Rand's father was Dea Anson C Chadwick, and the family lived on Main street at the corner of Mechanic street, at a time when there were many fine residences in that section. Mrs Rand later bought the house on Broad street which has since been converted into headquarters for the Odd Fellows, and she lived there for many years.  The Rand family homestead was on Franklin street. Mrs Thayer before her marriage was actively interested in the Congregational church here, and was a charter member of the Hopefully Well Affected club of this city.  She was a woman of attractive personality and was widely known. In 1884 she was graduated from Smith college, and later was a student at Newnham, Cambridge England. Her married life was mostly passed in Portsmouth, N.H., where for 38 years her husband was pastor of the First Congregational church.  Mr Thayer died about four years ago. Mrs Thayer had wide interests, especially along the lines of uplift and education.  She was a former trustee of Smith college; director of the Congregational Church Education society; a member of the Council of Social Action of Congregational Churches; chairman of the Smith college war relief unit; director of the Denison house; vice-president of the Massachusetts Consumers' league; a director of the Camp Fire Girls association; a director of the Portsmouth Young Women's Christian association, and a former of the New Hampshire Congregational conference.

Published Sunday, April 21, 1935 Springfield Republican, Westfield news section.
Parents: Albert Tyler and Sophia Anna (Chadwick) Rand.
Wife of Rev. Lucius Harrison Thayer Sr. (1857 - 1931).
Married: June 29, 1892 in Westfield, MA.

Mrs Helen (Rand) Thayer, 71, widow of Rev Lucius H Thayer, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at her home, 119 Farlow road, Newton. She had not been in the best of health but had passed the winter in the South, having only recently returned North. The funeral was held Tuesday morning in Newton, and burial was in Pine Hill cemetery, this city, the committal service being conducted by her son-in-law, Rev. Theodore A Greene of the Congregational church of New Britain, Ct.  Mrs Thayer is survived by two sons, Lucius E Thayer of West Newton and Sherman R Thayer of Cohasset; a daughter Mrs Theodore A Greene of New Britain, Ct., and five grandchildren.  Mrs Thayer was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. the daughter of Albert T and Sophia (Chadwick) Rand, and her early life was passed in that city and in Westfield.  Mrs Rand's father was Dea Anson C Chadwick, and the family lived on Main street at the corner of Mechanic street, at a time when there were many fine residences in that section. Mrs Rand later bought the house on Broad street which has since been converted into headquarters for the Odd Fellows, and she lived there for many years.  The Rand family homestead was on Franklin street. Mrs Thayer before her marriage was actively interested in the Congregational church here, and was a charter member of the Hopefully Well Affected club of this city.  She was a woman of attractive personality and was widely known. In 1884 she was graduated from Smith college, and later was a student at Newnham, Cambridge England. Her married life was mostly passed in Portsmouth, N.H., where for 38 years her husband was pastor of the First Congregational church.  Mr Thayer died about four years ago. Mrs Thayer had wide interests, especially along the lines of uplift and education.  She was a former trustee of Smith college; director of the Congregational Church Education society; a member of the Council of Social Action of Congregational Churches; chairman of the Smith college war relief unit; director of the Denison house; vice-president of the Massachusetts Consumers' league; a director of the Camp Fire Girls association; a director of the Portsmouth Young Women's Christian association, and a former of the New Hampshire Congregational conference.

Published Sunday, April 21, 1935 Springfield Republican, Westfield news section.


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