Friday, December 19, 2014

52 Ancestors: #51 - Frank Cessford Thorpe (1891 MO - 1968 MO)

Frank Cessford Thorpe was born in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri on 27 May 1891. He briefly lived other places, particularly while serving in the military, but he always returned to Lamar.

His parents were Frank M. Thorpe and Clara Newcomb Warden and Frank C. joined his father in the running and owning of a wire manufacturing plant in town.

Frank C. married Helen Trice on 21 February 1922 in Pittsburg, Kansas, just across the state line from Missouri. Frank and Helen had one daughter, Ann Warden Thorpe who died in 1942 in an auto accident.

Uncle Frank, as he was known to many in Lamar, died on 26 March 1968 and is buried in Lake Cemetery in Lamar. Since Uncle Frank was my grandmother’s sister husband, I feel that I am the closest relative to this family.

If you have an interest in, or information about, Uncle Frank, Thorpe Manufacturing Plant (especially photos of the inside of the shop) or Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits, I would love to have contact with you.

I would like to thank Amy Johnson Crow for her 2014 Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Amy has a blog No Story Too Small and posted this challenge in January 2014. I have only mentioned her blog and inspiration a few times during this past year. It's really been interesting to decide which ancestors to write about and keep it up for 52 weeks. Some weeks I was late, and many weeks my writing was very basic. But I would really like to encourage all of you to take the challenge in the future. Thank you again, very much, Amy.