It is to the life and paternal lineage of the late William Mason of Taunton that this article is directed, he being a direct descendant from one of the old pioneers and Indian fighters of this section in its early settlement – Major John Mason, of Pequot fame, from whom William Mason’s descent is through Daniel, Peter, Japhet, Japhet Mason (2) and Amos Mason.
The Barker family of Tiverton, R. I., and vicinity, represented in that section by many prominent citizens, is one of the earliest settled families of New England. The first of the name of whom there is authentic record was Robert Barker, born in 1616, who came to New England at a very early day with John Thorp. In 1641, with others, he bought from Jonathan Brewster, son of Elder Brewster, a ferry and 100 acres of land at Marshfield. Later he located at Duxbury, where for several years he was a surveyor. His death occurred about 1691. He married Lucy Williams, who died March 7, 1681 or 1682.
In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed,
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. James Thorp passed away Friday morning, July 2, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. Myers in Enterprise. She suffered a paralytic stroke some time before and nearly recovered from this. Her last illness was of only three weeks duration. The family took the body to Weiser, Idaho, Saturday, and funeral services were held at Cambridge. Edith Wallace was born in Iowa rest of article missing Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, July, 1937 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor
In La Grande, October 29, 1905. Mrs. Levina Thorp, aged 61 years. Death was due to pneumonia. Deceased had been a resident of Alicel for fourteen years and leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss. She leaves three sons, also a brother, S.L. Brooks, and numerous other relatives. The remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Elgin Recorder Friday November 3, 1905
TURNER, Lois Todd4, (James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 10, 1729, died 1813, married Aug. 2, 1748, James, son of Joseph and Sarah (Hotchkiss) Turner, who was born May 13, 1727. Children: I. Lois, b. Oct. 12, 1749, m.(???)Ives. II. Bethuel, b. Dec. 27, 1751. III. Mary, b. April 7, 1754, m. Mar. 19, 1770, Hezekiah, son of Jude and Lydia (Atwater) Tuttle, who was b. May 20, 1749. IV. Dorcas, b. Sept. 30, 1756, m.(???)Thorp. V. Edward, d. 1797, m. Chole(???).
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.
LEONARD L. THORP. – This pioneer of the Yakima country is a native of Oregon, having been born in Polk county in 1845. He came to Klikitat county, at the present site of Goldendale, as early as 1858, and to the Yakima in 1861, engaging in stock-raising in the Moxee and Selah valleys until 1870, when he occupied his present place three miles from North Yakima, Washington territory, consisting of one hundred and twenty acres of very rich land. He also owns eighty acres somewhat nearer town, upon which he has an extensive orchard with a very fine exposure, and
FIELDEN M. THORP. – Mr. Thorp is spoken of as rough in his exterior, but as having a warm heart, a man who has taken great interest in improving the Indians among whom he has lived, and as of such strict honesty that his word is taken everywhere to be as good as hi bond. He is every inch a frontiersman, and is the son of a frontiersman who ranged over Missouri before that region was set off as a state. This old father was, moreover, a veteran and pensioner of the war of 1812. Fielden left Missouri in 1844