In the town of Culdesac, this enterprising business man conducts a well kept and thrifty meat market and he is doing a good business, while he ever manifests those capabilities of success and industry that are commendable. William Thatcher was born in Adams County, Ohio, on October 4, 1870, being the son of Samuel and Martha (Wilmoth) Thatcher. William grew up on a farm and was educated in the public schools. When eighteen he went to Montana and for nine years he was engaged in various occupations there. Three of those years were spent in the regular army and he had the rank of corporal and also sergeant. Following this he came to Harrison, Idaho, and for eighteen months wrought there and then numbered himself with the citizens of Culdesac. In November, 1901, he opened a meat market here and since that time he has been doing a good business. He displays good business ability, is a genial companion, a loyal friend, a patriotic and substantial citizen, and withal a well respected man and of excellent standing. Politically Mr. Thatcher is allied with the Republicans and takes an intelligent interest in this realm. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Lodge No. 65; also of the M. W. A., Spalding Camp, of Culdesac. Mr. Thatcher is also an enthusiastic member of the Sons of Veterans, Buena Vista Camp, No. 69, of Buena Vista, Ohio, and in this order he has held every office except captain. The father of our subject is a prominent G. A. R. man and has an exceptionally brilliant war record, having served throughout the entire conflict with great credit and manifestation of bravery and courage. He was a sergeant in the Seventieth Ohio Volunteers, Company C, under Captain R. F. Hughes. Thomas Brown, an uncle of Mrs. Thatcher, also served in the Civil War. In 1892 Mr. Thatcher married Miss Mamie E. Phillips, who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 7, 1874. They have one son, William Warren Thatcher, who was born on April 26, 1894, in Miles City, Montana.
Source: An Illustrated History of North Idaho: Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho; Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903