Friday, December 26, 2014

52 Ancestors: #52 - Frank M. Thorpe (1862 IL -1945 MO)

Frank M. Thorpe was born in November 1862 in Avon, Fulton County, Illinois to John W. Thorpe and Sarah, whose last name is unknown at this time.

Frank married Clara Newcomb Warden about 1885, possibly in Illinois.

Frank M. and Clara Thorpe had two children, both born in Missouri. Frank C. Thorpe was born in 1891 and Allene W. Thorpe was born about 1904.

By 1900 Frank owned a wire manufacturing plant in Lamar, Missouri, and he lived there until he died in 1945. Both Frank M. and Clara are buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

If you are interested in researching this family, please contact me. Since there are no descendants of his children, we would need to go back to a previous generation in order to collaborate.

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,