Edward Mahan Thackston gets married for Armistice Day

A fun little item about Edward Mahan Thackston (1895-1982; son of Charles Cole Thackston and Romaine Mahan, grandson of Benjamin Hudson Thackston and Eugenia Miller; great-grandson of Benjamin H. Thackston and Sarah Smithson, great-great-grandson of Benjamin Thackston and Betty Ann Chambers of Prince Edward Co., Va.), from The Mirror (Leesburg, Loudon County, Va.), Friday, 12 Nov 1918:

Mr. Edwin M. Thackston of Columbia SC and Miss Cora L. Magruder, of Washington, celebrated the signing of the armistice by Germany by coming to Leesburg on Thursday and were married by the Methodist parsonage by Rev. H. Sydenstricker.


An obituary of their son Edward Mahan Thackston, Jr., from the Washington Post, 27 Jun 1987:


66, retired president of Thackston Oil Co., a family-owned wholesale automotive oil distributing company, died of cancer June 25 at his home in Bethesda. 

Mr. Thackston was born in Washington, graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Montgomery College. During World War II he served in the Army Air Forces in the Middle East. 

He joined his father in the family oil distributing business after the war. He retired in 1982. 

During his retirement, Mr. Thackston did volunteer driving for the Bethesda Baptist Home for Children and volunteer work for the Rockville Senior Citizens organization, and operated bingo games at nursing homes. 

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wheaton. 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Campbell Thackston of Bethesda; one daughter, Susan Loraine Bieri of Los Angeles; two sons, Scott Thackston of Gaithersburg and Craig Thackston of Rockville, and five grandchildren.


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One response to “Edward Mahan Thackston gets married for Armistice Day

  1. Lyndsey Thackston

    Oh they that’s my grandfather.

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