Newspaper Clippings for
16 December 1926
GIDEON THAYER DIES IN BURLINGTON HOSPITAL
Aged Antioch Man Succumbs Saturday Following Operation.
Gideon Thayer aged and respected resident of Antioch, passed away
Saturday evening at Memorial hospital, Burlington, Wis.,
following a recent operation for stomach ulcer. For a time
following the operation he seemed to be recovering, but later
complications developed which caused his death Saturday. He had
been in the hospital one week.
Mr. Thayer was born at Millburn, Ill., on March 13, 1852, and has
made his home in and around Antioch the greater part of his
He was united in marriage to Emma Jane Hendee on November 13,
1875, at Libertyville, and to this union were born two daughters,
Mrs. Lula Bell Vickers and Mrs. Ethel Blanche Hembrook, both of
Besides the wife and daughters he leaves to mourn his loss eight
grandchildren: Mrs. Lucile Shepherd and Cecil Vickers, of St.
Paul; Russel Vickers, Marjorie, Arlene, Virgil, Rollo and Beulah
Hembrook of Chetek, Wis., one great grandchild Betty Lon
Shepherd, of St. Paul and three brothers. Geo. Thayer, Grayslake;
Erastus Thayer, of Lake Villa; and Henry Thayer, Sand lake. Four
brothers and two sisters have preceded him in death.
The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon
at 1:30 and at the Methodist church at 2:00 with burial in the
Antioch Hillside cemetery.