Thayer Families Association

Welcome to our all new TFA Website!

 
Minnesota Historical Society group photo
Our Reunion video is in the Members Only section for your enjoyment!
We invite you to browse the site’s new and enhanced features. We have nearly 25 years of digitized newsletters and are adding a Forum and Photo Archives section along with some other tweaks as we transition to this new system that will enable a younger generation to assume responsibilitry for its operation. Please note our new website URL is https://thayerfamilies.org which is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization. The former https://thayerfamilies.com will continue to forward to the new address for awhile but please change your bookmark and use https://thayerfamilies.org from now on.
 
With members in 40 U.S. states plus Canada, Ireland and Panama, the Thayer Families Association welcomes all who have an interest in Thayer families, including all variant spellings.  Membership details can be found here.

Please check out what we have to offer. We hope you will return to see the additional features as we go forward.

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Speedwell ship drawing 
The Speedwell was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. It carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
 
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There’s over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting ship’s name, and Maritime Shipyard to Winslow. Reel 3: Winslow rigging to sea, sternwork, sailing return voyage to San Francisco. Reel 4: Deckhands at work and on rigging, sailing, lowering sails, arriving in San Francisco. Reel 5: Arrival in San Francisco assisted by tugboat “W 150”, visitors aboard and Harold Huycke. Reel 6: Drawbridge, Maritime Shipyard, deckhands at work
 
Click here for Captain Ottoman Friz’s 1958 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer
Here is an update from October 2015 on the current status of C.A. Thayer

The Thayer Tartan
The Thayers, along with many other US citizens, trace their lineage back to Scotland. The colours reflect the prosperity of Thayers of Scottish descent in the USA and their awareness of their roots. This tartan is for the use of all of the name of Thayer born in the USA. A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
 
Thayer Week Declaration
Thayer Families Association General Meeting - Braintree, Massachusetts. Selectman Jim Sullivan, Saturday June 21st, 1997 Thayer Public Library
 
Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Click above to hear DeWolf Hopper narrate "Casey At The Bat" written by cousin Ernest Lawrence Thayer. (August 14, 1863 - August 21, 1940) He actually wrote three versions: the first printing, a self-corrupted version, and the revised version.

When William De Wolf Hopper performed the poem at Wallack's Theatre, on Broadway and 30th Street in New York City, players from the New York Giants and Chicago White Stockings were guests in the auditorium.