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Carlton Thorpe was born 4 June 1910 in Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States to Edwin L. Thorpe (1886-1952) and Leona Young (1887-aft1969) and died 1 May 1994 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States of a stroke which lead to pneumonia during recovery. He married Bertie Lou Rich . Ancestors are from the United States.
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After Carlton turned 18 his brother Charles was born. Carlton was asked to name his brother and he named him after his hero at the time, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (Thorpe).

Sometime around 1934 Carlton joined the Air Force and was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base. He was said to have come home in about 1942 after cleaning up the Pearl Harbor/Hickam attacks.

He started work in a box factory in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where he met his wife Bertie Rich. They were married in 1948. In 1950 they had their only child, a daughter. Around this time Carlton started working with the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

In 1951, they had a house fire, in which Carlton had to jump from the second story window, landing on his hands and knees, seriously injuring them.

About 1953 he worked for Ingersoll Rand for about 25 years and eventually retired from there in about 1978.

His wife Bertie died in 1985. Shortly thereafter he went to live at Laport United Methodist Home, Laport, PA. He was with many of friends and family their.

In 1993, he moved to be with his family in Tampa, Florida.


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  Joshua A. Talada, Linda Lou Thorpe