Biography of David C. Thatcher

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DAVID C. THATCHER, deceased, was born in Cooperstown, Otsego Y., in 1810, his people having moved there from Connecticut, and originally from Massachusetts Bay. In his early years he assisted his parents on the farm. In 1838 he came to Chicago and engaged in mercantile business, continuing until, in 1854, he retired, having amassed a competency. Mr. Thatcher moved to what is now called River Forest in 1858, was the first person to settle there, and was prominently identified with the interests of the place. He died in April, 1869. He married Susanna Babcock, who still survives him, and she still resides at River Forest, where she has one daughter, Mrs. Solomon Thatcher, and two suns, David A. and George L. The latter was born in Chicago. He studied law at Chicago University, graduated in 1871, was admitted to the Bar, and has since practiced his profession. David A. also was born in Chicago, and is a contractor of public works, etc


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.