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 Effie Lucy <I>Merchant</I> Thayer

Effie Lucy Merchant Thayer

Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 28 Sep 1939 (aged 70)
Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 7, Lot 153
Memorial ID 61122809 · View Source
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From The Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 28, 1939, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Mrs. Ernie Thayer Dies Suddenly Thurs. –

Mrs. Ernie Thayer, resident of this community for the past 60 years and a very well known resident, died suddenly at home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Kraft, 11 miles northeast of Wolbach early Thursday morning. Mrs. Thayer would have been 71 years old the 24th day of October.

She came to this country with her parents when she was 11 years old and had lived here since.

During the past several years Mrs. Thayer has not been so very well, having suffered a stroke a little over two years ago. At this writing funeral arrangements have not been completed.

From The Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 5, 1939, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Last Rites conducted for Mrs. Ernest Thayer –
Widely known and beloved pioneer is laid to her rest in the Wolbach Cemetery Saturday. –

The funeral of Mrs. Ernest H. Thayer, one of the best known and oldest residents of Greeley county who died at the home of her daughter last Thursday, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Wolbach Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. G. M. Bing officiating. A short service was held at the house at 1:30. At the church appropriate hymns were sung by Methodist's ladies' choir accompanied by Mrs. Adams at the piano. Interment was in the Wolbach cemetery under direction of McIntyre's Funeral Service.

Effie L. Merchant was born in Jefferson County, New York, on the 24th day of October, 1868, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Kraft, in Greeley County, Nebr., the 28th day of September, 1939 at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 4 days.

When she was 11 years of age she moved with her parents to Greeley County, where she, in early life, was baptized in the Methodist Church.

On May 11, 1888 she was united in marriage with Ernest H. Thayer, and to them were born six children: Perry, Ernest, Mrs. LaVina Kraft, Bert, Mrs. Effie Nelson and Clarence, all living in Greeley County. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Mrs. LaVina Phelan, and Mrs. Jennie Haven, of Spalding; three brothers, Alfred Merchant of Bellingham, Washington; Jacob Merchant of Centerville, Iowa; and Dan Merchant of Spalding; besides seven grandchildren.

Mr. Thayer passed away July 13, 1933.

It hardly need be emphasized that she also left a great many neighbors and friends who will greatly miss this fine pioneer, who has answered the last roll call. All too swiftly the shuttle of time in speeding back and forth, finishing the earthly careers of our early settlers, and Mrs. Thayer, among them will leave a vacant space which will be hard to fill.

Pallbearers were Ash Marco, Chris Borre, Gus Hold, A. H. Studley, George Studley and Everett Watts.

CARD OF THANKS – We take this opportunity of thanking our many kind friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness and kindness to us during the death and burial of our beloved mother. Also to those who furnished the many beautiful flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thayer.

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  • Created by: Linda Berney
  • Added: 4 Nov 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Effie Lucy Merchant Thayer (24 Oct 1868–28 Sep 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61122809, citing Hillside Cemetery, Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Linda Berney (contributor 47343179) .