Biography of Henry R. Thrasher
Howard County, IN Biographies





HENRY R. THRASHER was born in Fayette County, Ind., November 3, 1847, and was the fifth of nine children born to William P. and Elizabeth (Parish) Thrasher. Mrs. Thrasher is now living in the village of Greentown, having lost her husband in the battle at Richmond, Ky. Henry R. Thrasher, when he was three years of age, removed with his parents to Grant County, where he remained until the fall of 1864. He received a common school education, and at the early age of seventeen began to make his own living. For six years, he worked at whatever his hands found to do, during the time visiting a number of the Western States. He was married in 1870 to Miss Sophia Fry, of Howard County. She was born in Rockingham County, Penn., November 2, 1845, and is the daughter of Noah and Elizabeth Fry, of German descent. Five children bless this union; Noah, Charles, Frank, Della and Bertha. Mr. Thrasher soon after his marriage began farming, renting land for three years, when he bought forty acres west of Greentown. Three years later, he located on the Kokowo & Greentown pike, where he lived until the fall of 1882, when he removed to Greentown, and the following March engaged in the livery business, winch he is still following. Mr. Thrasher, by labor and economy, has made for himself a home, and is now in comfortable circumstances. He is a Republican in principles, and is a worthy citizen in the community in which, he lives.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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