Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville News
F. Hardy Thorp, 62, prominent Noble township farmer, died at 3:45 this morning in the Major Hospital. He became ill Sunday and was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning.
Wednesday , June 13, 1951
"F. Hardy Thorp Dies in Hospital
Services Friday for Noble Township Farmer
Born in Fountain county on Oct. 8, 1888, he was the son of George G. and Minnie (Mitchell) Thorp. He was married on Sept. 5, 1912, in Noble township to Ethel Alley.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Estice [Marian] Wiley of Washington township and Mrs. John [Gladys] Davis of Addison township; three grandchildren, Julian Neal Wiley and Stephen Lee and Carol Davis, and one sister, Mrs. Vera Young of Washington township.
Mr. Thorp had spent most of his life in Noble township and was an elder and active member of the St. Paul Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at the church Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Walker, assisted by Rev. E. L. Ford, officiating. Interment will be in the VanPelt cemetery. Friends may call at the Ewing mortuary from 9:00 a.m. Thursday until noon on Friday. The body will lie in state in the church from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell
The Shelby Democrat
George G. Thorp, 78, resident of Waldron, died at the Major hospital last night at 8:45 o'clock of complications resulting from a broken hip sustained in a fall at his home a week ago.
Thursday October 30, 1941
GEORGE THORP DIES;
Complications Resulting From
Fractured Hip Cause Death
of Waldron Man.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thorp, he was born in Fountain county, near Covington, Indiana, on July 9, 1863. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Mitchell, Shelby county, in July 1884. She died in February of 1917.
In July, 1921, he was married to Miss Matilda Hutton, of Waldron, who, with two children by the former marriage, survives. They are Mrs. Vera Young, of south of the city, and Hardy Thorp, of near Waldron. There are also five grandchildren, Mrs. Louise Meloy, near this city; Paul Young and Velta Young, at home; Mrs. Marian Wiley, wouth of the city, and Miss Gladys Thorp, at home.
A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
He had been a resident of the Waldron community since 1903, moving there from Fountain county. He retired from farming thirty years ago, at the time moving to Waldron. Mr. Thorp was a member of the Waldron Baptist church where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in charge of the Rev. D. P. Rowlette, pastor. Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Friends may call at the late home after 4:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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