Thayer Families Association

Welcome to our all new TFA Website!

We invite you to browse the site’s new and enhanced features. We have nearly 25 years of digitized newsletters and are adding a Forum and Photo Archives section along with some other tweaks as we transition to this new system that will enable a younger generation to assume responsibilitry for its operation. Please note our new website URL is which is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization. The former will continue to forward to the new address for awhile but please change your bookmark and use from now on.
The Guestbook from the old site is not currently functional and may never be. Plese use the link below to our Facebook site. Genealogical questions or comments may be made to our Historian/Genealogist via eMail or her Facebook site.
With members in 40 U.S. states plus Canada, Ireland and Panama, the Thayer Families Association welcomes all who have an interest in Thayer families, including all variant spellings.  Membership details can be found here.

Please check out what we have to offer. We hope you will return to see the additional features as we go forward.

If you have suggestions or comments, please contact

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Online Join Feature

You can join the Thayer Families Association online by using PayPal and have immediate access to our 25 years of newsletter archives and other member only features.
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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.

William Russell Thayer
TFA offers its condolences to Will. His companion of the past 21 years, Carolyn(Sinclair) Hale, passed away June 9, 2018 after a long illness. Click the picture above to see funeral home details and sign the guestbook etc.
Will is one of our very early members who was elected December 1992 as TFA's first President. He was ordained for ministry in the Unitarian Christian Church!
Thayer Week Declaration
Thayer Families Association General Meeting - Braintree, Massachusetts. Selectman Jim Sullivan, Saturday June 21st, 1997 Thayer Public Library