Biography of David Thrasher
Marin County, CA Biographies





David Thrasher. Was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, on the 18th of January, 1833. In his native county he received his education at the public schools, and learned the blacksmith's trade with Ambrose N. Johnson at Liverpool, in that county. In 1853 he moved to Forest county, Pennsylvania, arriving in December, but only remained till the following May; thence to Pittsburg, and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to St. Louis, Missouri, and at once proceeded to Peru and La Salle, La Salle county, Illinois, and to Chicago. From the latter place, in 1855, he went into the employ of the New Albany and Salem Railroad, in Indiana, remaining with this company about three months; then settled in Mount Vernon, Wabash county, Indiana, where he remained about four years, and his time was employed in working at his trade. He returned to his native State on a visit, and on his return to the West he settled in Chili, Miami county, Indiana, but moved to Macoupin, Macoupin county, Illinois, remaining five months, and returned to the former place. In December, 1859, he went to New York City, and in January, 1860, took passage on the steamer "Northern Light" to the Isthmus of Panama; thence on the "Orizaba" to San Francisco, arriving the first of February of that year. He took a residence at Bloomfield, Sonoma county, where he remained working at his trade till December, 1862. On January 4, 1863, he moved to Tomales, Margin country, and opened a blacksmith's shop on the site now occupied by A. Kahn's store. He has been a permanent resident of the place since the time of his coming, and is now doing business on Main street.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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