Biography of William H. Thacker
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Thacker, William H., senior member of the firm of Thacker Bros. & Co., of Wolcott, was born June 26, 1833, at Owasco, Cayuga county, N. Y. He came to Wolcott in 1840, and until forty years of age his principal occupation was farming. He moved to Wolcott village in 1873. In 1875 the present business was established in copartnership with his brother, Albert B., and has grown to be the most important retail business of Wolcott, with dry goods, boots and shoes and groceries as specialties. September 5, 1855, he married Augusta M. Rice, of Wolcott. In 1868 they united with the Presbyterian Church of Wolcott. Mr. Thacker has held many positions of trust in Wolcott, attesting the esteem and confidence in which be is justly held. Among them might be mentioned twenty five years of service in the Board of Education of Leavenworth Institute, and Wolcott Union School.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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