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John James Thrasher (b.1909 - d.1956) was married to [[Helen Thrasher]].
John James Thrasher (b.1909 - d.1956) was married to [[Helen Thrasher]].


Overton (1947) states that J. J. Thrasher owned property in the [[Donnelly Mining District]]<ref>Theodore D. Overton, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=P_WKUKn3HzsC&lpg=PA63&ots=b3qU8Abi7B&dq=%22David%20Pennick%22%20gerlach&pg=PA63#v=onepage&q=%22David%20Pennick%22%20gerlach&f=false B046: Mineral resources of Douglas, Ormsby, and Washoe Counties]," B046, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, 1947. [http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/b46.pdf Full version with lower resolution images]. Includes images of Fly Geyser, the Petrified Forest, Gerlach Hot Springs that are in the collection at UNR.</ref>
Vanderburg (1938) and Overton (1947) state that J. J. Thrasher owned property in the [[Donnelly Mining District]]<ref>W. O. Vanderburg, "[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006866518 Reconnaissance of mining districts in Humboldt county, Nevada]," U. S. Bureau of Mines 6995, p. 20, 1938.</ref><ref>Theodore D. Overton, "[http://books.google.com/books?id=P_WKUKn3HzsC&lpg=PA63&ots=b3qU8Abi7B&dq=%22David%20Pennick%22%20gerlach&pg=PA63#v=onepage&q=%22David%20Pennick%22%20gerlach&f=false B046: Mineral resources of Douglas, Ormsby, and Washoe Counties]," B046, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, 1947. [http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/b46.pdf Full version with lower resolution images]. Includes images of Fly Geyser, the Petrified Forest, Gerlach Hot Springs that are in the collection at UNR.</ref>


A 1953 Nevada State Journal newspaper article says that J.J. Thrasher "owns an interest in the general store, is a partner in the Gerlach-to-Reno truck line, holds the distributorship for an oil company, sells electric power to the residents and has ranching interest."  "Until two years ago Thrasher sold his own diesel-generated power to most of the reseidents.  Now, however, he purchases electricity from the Sierra Pacific Power Co. and re-sells it for domestic and business use."<ref>John Burns; Frank Johnson. "[http://newspaperarchive.com/nevada-state-journal/1953-04-26/page-7 Residents of Gerlach Like to Think of It As One of the last Genuine Frontier Towns]," Nevada State Journal, April 26, 1953, Page 7.</ref>
A 1953 Nevada State Journal newspaper article says that J.J. Thrasher "owns an interest in the general store, is a partner in the Gerlach-to-Reno truck line, holds the distributorship for an oil company, sells electric power to the residents and has ranching interest."  "Until two years ago Thrasher sold his own diesel-generated power to most of the reseidents.  Now, however, he purchases electricity from the Sierra Pacific Power Co. and re-sells it for domestic and business use."<ref>John Burns; Frank Johnson. "[http://newspaperarchive.com/nevada-state-journal/1953-04-26/page-7 Residents of Gerlach Like to Think of It As One of the last Genuine Frontier Towns]," Nevada State Journal, April 26, 1953, Page 7.</ref>

Revision as of 03:42, 26 December 2014

John James Thrasher (b.1909 - d.1956) was married to Helen Thrasher.

Vanderburg (1938) and Overton (1947) state that J. J. Thrasher owned property in the Donnelly Mining District[1][2]

A 1953 Nevada State Journal newspaper article says that J.J. Thrasher "owns an interest in the general store, is a partner in the Gerlach-to-Reno truck line, holds the distributorship for an oil company, sells electric power to the residents and has ranching interest." "Until two years ago Thrasher sold his own diesel-generated power to most of the reseidents. Now, however, he purchases electricity from the Sierra Pacific Power Co. and re-sells it for domestic and business use."[3]

The 1940 Census has a record of the Thrashers living in Gerlach in 1935.

References

  1. W. O. Vanderburg, "Reconnaissance of mining districts in Humboldt county, Nevada," U. S. Bureau of Mines 6995, p. 20, 1938.
  2. Theodore D. Overton, "B046: Mineral resources of Douglas, Ormsby, and Washoe Counties," B046, Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, 1947. Full version with lower resolution images. Includes images of Fly Geyser, the Petrified Forest, Gerlach Hot Springs that are in the collection at UNR.
  3. John Burns; Frank Johnson. "Residents of Gerlach Like to Think of It As One of the last Genuine Frontier Towns," Nevada State Journal, April 26, 1953, Page 7.

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