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Alexander Ramsey Thrasher

Missouri, USA
Death 26 Sep 1910 (aged 63)
Washington, USA
Burial Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 53744521 · View Source
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His father was Thomas R. Thrasher born about 1810 in Pendleton County, Kentucky and his mother, Annie C. (Thrasher) Thrasher was born about 1818 in Kentucky. They were married March 1845 in Marion County, Missouri. They had 5 children;
1. Hurley Benton Thrasher born about 1845 in MO. Died 21 February 1923 and is buried Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, OR.

2. Alexander Ramsey Thrasher born about 1847 in MO.

3. Harriet A. Thrasher born about 1849 in MO. She married William H. Simons 29 January 1868 Linn County Oregon.

4. Calvin W. Thrasher born February 1856 in Douglas Co., OR and died August 1944, buried Crystal Lake Masonic Cemetery, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon. He married Arabella Palmer 25 Oct 1876 Benton County, Oregon.

5. B. F. Thrasher born about 1860 in OR. Married Adda A. Savage 29 Oct 1874 Benton County, Oregon.

They left Missouri and went to Oregon about 1849. They were enumerated in the 1850 Portland, Multnomah County, Census on the 7 December.
Thomas Thrasher M 40 years no job born KY
Anna C Thrasher F 33 years born KY
Ellen J Thrasher F 11 years born Mo
Hurly B Thrasher M 6 years born Mo
Alexander Thrasher M 4 years born Mo
Harriet A Thrasher F 2 years born Mo

1860 United States Federal Census for Brownsville, Linn County, OR
Thrasher, Thomas 49 Farmer $3000 $2346 born KY
Thrasher, Anny 42 F KY cannot read or write
Thrasher, Henley? 15 M Serving MO school
Thrasher, Alexander 13 M MO school
Thrasher, Harriet 11 F MO school
Thrasher, Calvin 4 M OR school

1870 Alexander was living Sand Ridge, Linn County, Oregon. Ramsey A. Thrasher age 23 born Missouri. He was single and working on a farm for a widow.

1880 he was single and working on a farm in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon. He was listed as Alexander R. Thrasher age about 33 born Missouri. Parents born Kentucky. Thomas R. Thrasher was widowed and living with his son Alexander in the 1880 census for Corvallis, Benton Co, OR. He was listed as age 69 born Kentucky.

1900 Alexander was single and working on a farm in Halsey City, Linn, Oregon. Listed as Ramsey A. Thrasher born January 1850 in Missouri. Most census list birth year as 1847.

1910 he was single and living with his brother, Calvin Thrasher at Corvallis Ward 1, Benton County, Oregon. Alex R. Thrasher was age 64 and his brother Calvin was age 54. Calvin was married to Arabella and living with them were Frank Thrasher age 28 and Lizzie L. Thrasher age 26.

Alexander's occupation was mechanic at the time of his death.

He had complicated anemia and Bright's disease when he got gangrene of the leg. He endured 8 months of suffering. They first amputated his foot and later his leg.

The following is a historical account of his family;
? 18 May 1939 - WPA Historical Records Survey - Interviews
THRASHER, Calvin ..."Mr. THRASHER was interviewed at his home, 530 S. Fifth St., Corvallis, Oregon. At the age of 83, Mr. THRASHER is still conducting an insurance business. He said: "My father, was Thomas THRASHER and my mother's maiden name was Annie THRASHER. I do not think she was in any way related to father before they were married. They came from Missouri in 1852, and settled first in Polk County. After a little time they went to Douglas County and took a donation land claim not far from Roseburg. I was born there in 1858. In 1864 father moved to Linn County, where he bought a store at Boston Mills about a mile and one half east of the place where Shedd is now. There was a big flour mill there and a carding mill. About 1866 we moved to South Beach on Yaquina Bay in what is now Lincoln county, where father had another store. Again we moved up the bay to Mill Creek, a short distance above Toledo, where he still ran a store. My brother and I went to school by boat.

"I started to school while we lived in Linn County. My teacher there was a Mr. FLETCHER. As south Beach we had little opportunity for school. I finished my education at Toledo. I worked for a time on a steamer on the bay. My Mary Hall was a propeller boat; another boat was a stern wheeler. I came to Corvallis when I was seventeen. In 1876 I married Arabella PALMER. For a time I worked at what I could get to do. At one time I had a farm on the breaks of the John Day River, west of Condon, Oregon. I have farmed in Benton County, and since getting too old for the farm I am working at the insurance game."





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