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Moses Thatcher

Moses Thatcher, American banker, manufacturer, stockraiser. Member Territorial legislative council, 1872-1882, Utah constitutional convs., 1872 and 1894.

Background

  • Thatcher, Moses was born on February 2, 1842 in Sangamon Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Hezekiah and Alley (Kitchen) T., of Virginia.

  • Education

    • Mormons; family followed Saints to Utah, 1847. Went to California, 1849. Returned to Utah, 1858.

      Became Mormon missionary at 15.

    Career

    • Went to England, 1865. Superintendent Sunday schools, 1865. President, 1877, Cache Stake of Zion.

      Apostle, 1879-1896; deposed for refusal to recognize church control in civil affairs.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Territorial legislative council, 1872-1882, Utah constitutional convs., 1872 and 1894.

    Connections

    • Married 1861, Lettie Farr.
    • father: Hezekiah Thatcher
    • mother: Alley (Kitchen) Thatcher
    • spouse: 1861
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    Born February 2, 1842
    Died 1909
    (aged 66)
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