Arta Lucille <I>Cody</I> Thorpe

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Arta Lucille Cody Thorpe

Original Name Thorp
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Death 30 Jan 1904 (aged 37)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Range 2, Middle Section, Southwest Corner
Memorial ID 2887 View Source
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San Francisco Call, Volume 95, Number 63, 1 February 1904


Appendicitis Suddenly Ends the Life of the Woman After Her Honeymoon Trip


Interesting Wedding in Denver on New Year's Day Recalled by Spokane Hospital Case

Special Dispatch to The Call

SPOKANE. Jan. 31.— Mrs. Charles W. Thorp, daughter of William F. Cody, died at a Spokane hospital this mornIng. Her death was due to the shock of an operation for appendicitis and complications. Dr. and Mrs. Thorp had been residents of Spokane only a couple of weeks, coming here after their honeymoon trip following their wedding at Denver on New Year's day. The wedding of Mrs. Arta Cody Boal and Dr. Thorp was the culmination of a romance of several years' standing and was kept secret for several days owing to the opposition of "Buffalo Bill," who did not fancy an army surgeon for a son-in-law. Though the wedding was performed at Denver New Year's day, the Denver papers did not discover the fact until five days later, when the couple had left for the Northwest.

Dr. Thorp first met his wife when she was the wife of H. H. Boal, a wealthy resident of Chicago. Boal's stepmother was a daughter of Dr. Ayres and on her death Inherited a fortune of $4.000,000. About three years ago Boal was thrown from a horse, sustaining injuries which caused frequent fits of melancholia. During one of these fits he committed suicide. During the Spanish-American War Dr. Thorp was stationed in the Philippines as an army surgeon and until recently was doing post duty in the West. He resigned to establish a practice here.

Buffalo Bill's Daughter. Obituary: The death of Mrs. Charles W. Thorpe, who died Sunday afternoon at Spokane, is much regretted by her many friends who knew her as Arta Cody, daughter of Col. W. F. Cody. She was married only one month, the wedding having occurred on New Year's day. Her death was due to the operation of laparotomy which was performed a week previous, being followed by complications which proved fatal. The remains were interred at Rochester, N.Y.

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