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1974 Edwardsville Intelligencer Clipping of Six Generations of the Thorpe Family


Edwardsville Intelligencer, “1974 Edwardsville Intelligencer Clipping of Six Generations of the Thorpe Family,” Madison Historical, accessed June 23, 2024,


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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.


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  • Thorpe-Seeley, Stephanie


May 25, 1974

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