Biography of Richard Thatcher
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Thatcher, Richard, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Mullard) Thatcher, was born in Staffordshire, England, December 22, 1861. After successfully passing through the public schools he worked for a short time as a stationary engineer. Having a dislike for this kind of work he subsequently took up glass cutting, which he continued until 1887, when he came to the United States and located in New Bedford, where he has since pursued his chosen vocation. In 1891 he formed a copartnership with his brother, George T., under the firm name of Thatcher Bros. March 26, 1882, Mr. Thatcher married Sarah Tomlinson, and they had five children: Frederick S., Charles P., Richard T., Mary E., and Lucy E. Mr. Thatcher is a member of the Sons of St. George and the North Western Insurance.

From:
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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