Helen Claire <I>Taylor</I> Thrasher


Helen Claire Taylor Thrasher

Eagleville, Modoc County, California, USA
Death 13 Feb 2001 (aged 102)
Portola, Plumas County, California, USA
Burial Eagleville, Modoc County, California, USA
Plot Section 2, Plot 10, Site A
Memorial ID 71275017 View Source

Helen Clare Thrasher

Former Cedarville resident Helen Clare Thrasher pssed away February 13, 2001 in Portola, Calif. She was 102, haveing been born June 16, 1898.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. today, February 15 at the Eagleville Church, Eagleville, Calif., with interment at the Eagleville Cemetery. Mrs. Thrasher had been away from Modoc for the past ten years.

Modoc County Record February 15, 2001 (Page 6)

Living in Three Centuries

Living in three centuries is something to be envied! Helen Claire Taylor Thrasher managed to do just that.

Helen was born in Eagleville at ther family home on June 16, 1898. Her mother and father were John and Lola Taylor. She attended the Eagleville Elementary School and graduated from the Surprise Valley High School in 1910. After graduation she worked for a number of years in the Denehy Store in Cedarville.

During this time she married Mr. Thrasher. He was an enterprising man who ran a stage line from Gerlach to Reno. He was very handy piecing machinery together and devised a diesle operated electric plany for the town of Gerlach.

After her marriage, Helen moved to Gerlach. She owned and operated a small stoe and was appointed Postmistress of Gerlach. This was a job she held for forty-five yeas. She knew everyone who ever received mail in the Gerlach area.

Had had no family. Her small daughter, Claire, died when she was five years old. She loved being with people and often helped at Bruno's Cafe in Gerlach just to visit with everyone she knew.

Helen often drove to Cedarville to have her "hair done" at the beauty shop. She was always well groomed and a small fashion plate. Driving 160 miles to have your hair done was quite an excursion.

The little church in Eagleville was built with her father's help. John Taylor conducted church services every Sunday for as long as he was able. Her mother Lola Taylor was the organist and led the Sunday school every week.

Helen, with he pleasant, kind ways will be missed by all her friends. She was certainly a lucky person to see the coutry change fro the horse and buggy age to this wild technological world of today; Helen Claire Taylor 1898-2001.

Modoc County Record February 22, 2001 (Page 15)

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