Graveside funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Summerville cemetery for Frank Thorpe, 79, who died earlier this week at the Pythian Home at Vancouver, Washington, where he had lived the last several years. The service of the Knights of Pythias was used.
Mr. Thorpe was born July 7, 1866 at Seymour, Iowa, and came in this locality when a small boy. He was in business here for many years and later moved to his acreage a mile from Alicel on the old Summerville road where he lived until going to Vancouver.
The deceased leaves no known surviving relatives unless it be one daughter, whose residence has not been known for many years and friends here have even no knowledge of her identity.
The Eastern Oregon Review, December 28, 1945
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe