William Patrick Hayes & Mabel Catherine Thorpe
26 Apr 1908
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Mabel Thorpe is my 1st cousin twice removed, on my paternal side. She was born Jun 1886 in Michigan. She is the daughter of William H. Thorpe and Catherine “Kittie” Thorp. Yes, that’s correct, a Thorpe married a Thorp. William Hayes was born 21 Apr 1884 in Michigan. He is the son of William Hayes and Mary Hanratty.
|MARRIAGE RECORD FOR WILLIAM HAYES & MABEL THORP|
Mabel & William had 8 children: Lenore, William, John, Marjorie, Thomas, Robert, Edward and James.
I know that William worked as a Police Officer in Detroit, as listed in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census. By 1940 he was working in an auto factory.
My cousin, Bonnie, who is married to a Thorp descendant states that William lost his thumb in an accident. She had no further details. Did he lose it while on the job as an officer or at the auto factory, or some other way?
I’ve searched extensively in the Detroit Free Press and on other newspaper sites to try and locate any death notice or obituary for either Mabel or William, and I’ve not found them, yet. Therefore, I do not have complete details for this couple.
If any of you reading this are descended from this couple or know any more details about them, please contact me.
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