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GeorgeSix photoSadly, TFA only recently learned that George Six passed away earlier this year. He was a faithful member & supporter since 2007. We send our deepest condolences to his family and close friends.

HURRICANE — George D. Six, age 70, died at home on April 13, 2019, following a wonderful life.

He was born July 16, 1948, in Akron General Hospital, Summit County, Ohio to the late Fred and Lena I. Six.

He attended and graduated from Hempfield Area High School in 1966. George served in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam Conflict, 1971-1973, and was stationed at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. He attained the rank of Specialist Fifth Class and worked designing fuses for weapons.

On Sept. 5, 1970, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Fay Six in Belle.

George graduated from West Virginia University, Morgantown in 1971 with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a Registered Professional Engineer.

George's career with AEP started at General James M. Gavin Plant in 1973 as a performance engineer. Assisting with the start-up of two 1300 MW units and numerous plant assignments prepared him for a position in the Operations Department in 1983, and eventually gaining him the position of Operations Superintendent in 1987.

He served in that capacity through the construction and initial operation of the Gavin Scrubbers. In October of 1995, George moved to the AEP-Simulator Learning Center (SLC) as Manager.

He worked there till his retirement on Aug. 31, 2007.

George was instrumental in starting the Power Plant Technician Degree program at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

In retirement, George enjoyed travelling with Jennifer, completing various genealogical research, playing the stock market, and loving life.

George was not a member of any organized religion. He had his own eternal faith of the world and life. He was a member of several Rotary Clubs, over his 40-year membership. He served as club president in Point Pleasant in 1983-1984. His last club was the St. Albans Rotary Club, serving as club secretary in 2004-2006.

George is survived by the love of his life, Jennifer Shoemaker Six.

There will be no viewing or funeral services for George D. Six. By his choice, he will be cremated. Relatives and friends should remember him as they knew him, for as long as we are remembered we still exist.

Memories of George may be shared by visiting his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com. Cards or letters of remembrance may be sent to Jennifer, care of the funeral home.

Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is serving the Six family.

Published in Point Pleasant Register from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2019


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Speedwell ship drawingThe Speedwell (Left) was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. Later, 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.
C.A.Thayer Ship
The C.A. Thayer (Above Right) was built by Danish-born Hans Ditlev Bendixsen in his shipyard, located across the narrows of Humboldt Bay from the city of Eureka in Northern California. Bendixsen also built the Wawona (1897) which was dismantled in 2009. The C.A. Thayer was named for Clarence A. Thayer, a partner in the San Francisco-based E.K. Wood Lumber Company.
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
Captain Ottoman Friz’s 1958 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer
Captain Ed Shields motion picture films of the C.A. Thayer on her last codfishing voyage in 1950. 
Axel Widerstrom motion picture film of C.A. Thayer final voyage to San Francisco
Historic C.A. Thayer returns to home port after major restoration

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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.

The Frank N. Thayer
A captain’s brave wife, the burning of the ship Frank N. Thayer, arrival of Capt. Clarke on the Servia & his encounter with the blood-thirsty mutineers.
UO Alumni Association
Three generations of Thayers have graduated from the UO, beginning with Brig. Gen. (ret) James B. Thayer '47, and continuing through sons John '81 and Mike '85, and most recently twin grandsons Matthew '11 and Patrick '11.