Surname: Thresher or Thrusher

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Who were the parents of Sarah Thrusher Merrill -- or was her maiden name Thrasher or Thresher?

Although I've sourced her children, it's starting to look like the original handwritten source could be in error.  Here's a death record with her last name; 

"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSJF-TX6 : 12 December 2014), Sarah Thrusher in entry for Charles Merrill, 07 Mar 1906; citing Wentworth, Grafton, New Hampshire, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 2,110,937.

Thanks in advance,  Janine

 

WikiTree profile: Sarah Merrill
in Genealogy Help by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (168k points)

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Thrasher

New Hampshire Death Records

Name Thrasher
Event Date (Original) 22 Jul 1890
Event Date 22 Jul 1890
Event Place Claremont
Gender Male
Race (Original) W
Race White
Age 0
Birth Year (Estimated) 1890
Birthplace Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
Marital Status Single
Father's Name Fred Thrasher
Mother's Name Minnie A Wilmot
Clerk's Jurisdiction Place Claremont, , New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947

GS Film number 1001111
Digital Folder Number 4244243
Image Number 02928

Citing this Record

"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSLZ-2X1 : 12 December 2014), Thrasher, 22 Jul 1890; citing Claremont, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,111.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Surnamedb.com had the name spelled Thrasher or Thresher, and did not have anything for Thrusher.
Thank you!  It looks more and more like a case of penmanship -- or "Why couldn't they have printed the document?"  

I found a very old book in a very old library in southern New Hampshire.  An adopted son had won a penmanship award; a sample of his flourishes and swirls was on the same page.  Notice, I said "adopted" into my family.  

Grins,  Jan
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https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Thrasher

Ancestry had one Thrasher from England on a trip to New York and several others distributed in England.

 

https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Thresher

Ancestry had five on a trip to New York, two from Germany, one from Liverpool, England, and one Preussen

 

https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Thrusher

Ancestry did not have any with the Thrusher surname who traveled to NY. However, they had the Thrusher surname in London, England and in Lancashire, England.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Thank you.  At this stage, I'm fairly positive the surname is not "Thrusher".  I couldn't connect her to the greater tree -- then I noticed the Wiki id was "Thrusher-1" , which was another clue -- ah.  Again, genealogy is an art and a science.

Happy New Year, Janine

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