Biography of George T. Thatcher
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Thatcher, George Thomas, son of Rfchard and Elizabeth (Mullard) Thatcher, was born in Staffordshire, England, September 16, 1854. For a short time he attended the common schools, but when fourteen years of age began to learn the glass cutting trade, which he has followed all his life. In 1872 he came to this country and found work at his trade in Sandwich, Mass., in the empoy of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. Two years later he removed to East Cambridge and began work for the New England Glass Company, but in a short time returned to Sandwich and remained in the employ of the local company until 1880. At this time he removed to New Bedford to accept a position with the Mt. Washington Glass Company, which he held until 1890, when he commenced business for himself in a small way on Purchase street in New Bedford, in the old Hathaway & Soule building. As the business grew Mr. Thatcher was obliged to seek larger quarters and finally decided to erect the building in Fairhaven, which is now occupied by the business and which was designed for its accommodation. In 1891 Richard Thatcher, brother of George T., was admitted to partnership and the business has since been conducted under the style of Thatcher Brothers. Their trade extends all over the United States and Thatcher Brothers' Diamond Cut Glass has attained a national reputation. About seventy men are employed. Recently a glass blowing plant was added and the firm now manufactures its own crude glass. Mr. Thatcher was married in 1880 to Lina Linekin of Sandwich, Mass., and they have three sons: Harry P., Louis F., and James E.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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