Sunday, November 26, 2017

SUNDAY’S OBITUARIES ~ Charles Wesley Whitsell & May Thorp Whitsell–1942 and 1944

I was recently researching my half 2nd great granduncle, Reverend Wallace Walter Thorp.  I have recently obtained his Civil War Pension File (stay tuned for a post about that). 

I began taking a look at the children of Rev. Thorp to make sure I had located information about all of them.  That’s when I came across an obituary/death notice for his daughter, May Noon Thorp and her husband Charles Whitsell.  I tend to refer to these more as death or funeral notices rather than obituaries due to the abbreviated information contained in them. 

Charles & May were wed on 8 Apr 1885 in Appanoose County, Iowa.  They had one daughter, Ruth A.  Charles died at the age of 78 and May at the age of 74.  Charles was born during the Civil War and May, four years after the war ended.  Both of them lived during the horror of World War I and also the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942.  They saw the end of the horse & buggy era, the advent of electricity and the automobile.  I wonder what stories they could share with us.

I don’t have any photos of this couple.  If anyone related to them comes across this post and has photos to share, I’d love to see them.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl
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