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1974 Edwardsville Intelligencer Clipping of Six Generations of the Thorpe Family This Edwardsville Intelligencer clipping from May 25, 1974, includes a photo and caption of six generations of the Thorpe family. Included is a paper that explains the generations.

First generation: 97-year-old John O'Neil of South Roxana, seated in the rocking chair

Second generation: John's dauther Clara Hessel of Marine, sitting to the left of John

Third generation: Clara's daughter Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, standing on left in back

Fourth generation: Edith's daughter Charlene Thorpe of St. Louis, standing in middle in back

Fifth generation: Charlene's daughter Susan Thorpe of St. Louis, standing on right in back

Sixth generation: Daughter of Susan one-year-old Stephanie Thorpe, now Stephanie Thorpe Seeley, sitting on the lap of John O'Neil

This clipping was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by the seventh generation and Stephanie's daughter, Kimberley Seeley.
May 25, 1974 May 21, 2019
1958 Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping of Five Generations of the Thorpe Family This Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping from April 14, 1958 features the 15 ancestors of Steven Thorpe and Susan Denise Thorpe who attended Steven's christening at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Edwardsville on Sunday, April 13, 1958. Also included is the original photograph printed in the Telegraph. In the front row of the photograph are Stephen and Susan's parents, Roblee and Charlene Thorpe of Marine.

Also in the photo are Roblee's parents: Orville Thorpe and Bernice Bauer Thorpe of Poag, Edwardsville, Orville's parents Charles Thorpe and Mary Gloss Thorpe of Edwardsville, and Bernice's parents Fred Bauer and Mary Hlad Bauer of Edwardsville. On Charlene's side are her parents: Walter and Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, Walter's parents Barney H. Ringering and Margaret Klenke Ringering of Edwardsville, Margaret's mother Lena Klenke of Edwardsville, Edith's parents Emil and Clara Hessel of Marine, and Clara's parents John O'Neil and Emma Levicy Grange O'Neil of South Roxana.

This clipping was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Susan's grandaughter, Kimberly Seeley.
April 13, 1958 May 21, 2019
Aerial photograph of the Mudge property in Grantfork This is an undated aerial photograph of the Mudge property in Grantfork. Unknown March 15, 2019
Photograph of two men and a girl riding on a cart pulled by a horse on the Mudge farm in Grantfork This is an undated photograph of two men and a girl riding on a cart pulled by a horse while looking at the camera on the Mudge farm in Grantfork. The reverse side of the photo provides names for the individuals pictured, which appear to be Marion, Gary, and Leslie. Unknown March 15, 2019
Photograph of Charlie Glassmaker with two horses on the Mudge farm in Grantfork This is an undated photograph of Charlie Glassmaker with two horses on the Mudge farm in Grantfork. The photo appears to be cut off, as the reverse side of the photo's text reads "Charlie Glassmaker. are taken at farm 189" Unknown March 15, 2019
Girl with a horse in front ofthe Mudge home (Oakdale) on the Mudge farm in Grantfork This is a photograph of a girl with a horse in front of the Mudge home (Oakdale) on the Mudge farm in Grantfork. A man stands near her with his arms on his hips while a woman stands in the same post in the distance. the writing on the reverse side of the photo reads "Marion May 15" followed by an illegible name or word. Unknown March 15, 2019
Photograph of a Mudge family graveyard. This is an undated photograph the Mudge family graveyard decorated with flowers. Unknown March 15, 2019
Photograph of a young boy sitting on a rock in a lake This is an undated photograph of an unnamed young boy sitting on a rock in a lake. Unknown March 15, 2019
Photograph of a man swinging a golf club This is an undated photograph of an unnamed man swinging a golf club outdoors. 1900s March 15, 2019
Photograph of a young boy on a floatie in a lake This is an undated photograph of an unnamed boy with an animal-shaped floatie in a lake. In it, he wears a one-piece swimming outfit with stripes 1900s March 15, 2019