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Arthur Leonard Thayer, Jr.

Male 1910 - 1995  (84 years)


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  • Name Arthur Leonard Thayer 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 25 Jun 1910  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1940  Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 9 Nov 1942 to 18 Oct 1945  [4, 9
    During World War II, he served the Army Air Corps as a corporal. 
    Residence 1995  Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History According to his obituary, Arthur was "a baritone soloist for several church choirs and former assistant town accountant in Needham.... He was a cost accountant for Bethlehem Steel at the Fore River shipyard in Quincy and worked in the comptrollers division at the State House in Boston several years before joining the Needham town staff. Mr. Thayer was former baritone soloist at First Parish Church, Unitarian, in Harvard Square, Cambridge, and First Unitarian Church in Dedham, soloist and choir master at St. John's Church in Jamaica Plain, and for 20 years soloist at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Rockland. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was born and educated in Cambridge and lived in Rockland 50 years. He made his home in Hanover and Florida for eight years. He was a graduate of the College of Music at Boston University."  [2
    SSN 014-16-9043  [1
    Died 1 May 1995  Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 10
    Agency: South Shore Nursing Facility 
    Buried 4 May 1995  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Person ID I491  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Peter
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2016 

    Father Arthur Leonard Thayer,   b. 28 Feb 1882, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1970, Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Florine Isabel Delvy,   b. 13 Jul 1888, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1985, Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Oct 1909  Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14
    Divorced Before 1930  [7
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florence Mary Ferguson,   b. 28 Sep 1915, Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1986, Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1941  Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Agency: the First Congregational Church 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen (Lundin) Cox 
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1910 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his mother and maternal grandparents. - 1920 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his mother - 1930 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was listed as a musician. He was living with his mother and is listed as divorced. - 1940 - Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Agency: the First Congregational Church - 22 Jun 1941 - Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1995 - Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: South Shore Nursing Facility - 1 May 1995 - Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 May 1995 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    2. [S155] Obituary of Arthur Thayer "84, town accountant; was baritone soloist in church choirs", (Quincy, Massachusetts: Patriot Ledger, 2 May 1995).

    3. [S805] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    4. [S1040] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    5. [S829] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915, (Family Search).
      Birth Record of Arthur Leonard Thayer Junior

    6. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Cambridge Ward 11, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_707; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 398

    7. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 917; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0067; Image: 174.0; FHL microfilm: 2340652

    8. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1635; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 12-1

    9. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 91004377

    10. [S115] UMI Obituaries, 1990-1997, Ancestry Incorporated , (www.ancestry.com).

    11. [S377] Allred, Paul W. Descendants of Peter Delvey, (Unknown place: manuscript, 11 November 2002).

    12. [S965] History of Gill Genealogies, (unknown).

    13. [S827] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Florine Isabelle Delvy and Arthur Leonard Thayer

    14. [S868] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    15. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 91005338