Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday , June 13, 1951
"F. Hardy Thorp Dies in Hospital
Services Friday for Noble Township Farmer
          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.
          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
Thursday October 30, 1941
Complications Resulting From
Fractured Hip Cause Death
of Waldron Man.
          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.
          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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