Obit: Thorp, Frank (? - 1915)

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Surnames: THORP

----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/21/1915

Thorp, Frank (? - 15 OCT 1915)

"Shaggy", whose real name was Frank Thorp, died at the Marshfield Hospital Friday from injuries received by falling from a hay mower while working with a hay press near Christie, Clark County a few weeks ago. Shaggy has been one of the round-town characters in Neillsville for many years. It is said that he was sent out here from New York City by an orphan home society. He did odd jobs around hotels, boarding houses and livery stables, sometimes going away on a tramp, but never staying long enough in a place to gain a residence. He was mentally weak but was harmless. Poor commissioner, Peter Johnson, brought the remains back to Neillsville for burial Saturday.

 

 


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