John James Thrasher

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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<ref>W. O. Vanderburg, "Reconnaissance of mining districts in Humboldt county, Nevada," U. S. Bureau of Mines 6995, p. 20, 1938.</ref><ref>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.</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. "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>

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

Thrasher was a member of the Gerlach-Empire Lions Club and died in 1956.<ref>Nevada State Journal, "[ Gerlach Resident, Dies Here," p. 3, November 18, 1956.</ref>

A photo of John J. Thrasher appears on p. 850 of Nevada, The Silver State," vol. 2, p. 850, Western States Historical Publishers, 1970.




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