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Mrs Rachel “Rackey” <I>Thorp</I> Petro

Mrs Rachel “Rackey” Thorp Petro

Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Jul 1951 (aged 78)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 48124998 · View Source
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Age 78. Died 7/25/1951. Burial 7/28/1951. Born in Illinois 5/12/1873. Death certificate says father Charley (Nathan middle name or informant mixed up brother's name?). Says "Rackey" as well as tombstone.
Miocarditis, chronic, severe. Arteriosclerosis severe. Jackson Co. KS, MO.

Husband Edward Petro, married ?, lived in Quincy, Adams Co. IL. Lived in Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson Co. MO in 1913. (Ida Line? listed informer on Edward DC)

In 1931 Edward & Rachel Petro were living at 517 N. Prospect Ave. in 1931 directory. 1940 listed as Petro, "Rackey" widow of Edward living at 1810 E. 7th. (same nickname on Death Certificate. Anna Triantos? informer on Rachel DC)
Their children?
Nathan Infant died
Nathen 22. 10/10/1891 Beer Bottler. Died 9/29/1913 /spinal meningitis. Elmwood Cem, Jackson, MO.
Their children

Parents Nathan Thorp Jr. (1-1847 Quincy, Adams Co, IL -1930 Marion Co. IN.) and Mary E. Burge married 1868 Marion Co, IN. She died before 1887 (when he married 2nd wife?) maybe in childbirth. Buried with Nathan? Was told she died, not divorced. 1880 Marion Co, IN census shows her with 3 children.
Their children
?Baby died.
1871 ABT Charles (Amanda, married 1900, Amanda born 1873 -died 1903, maybe in childbirth?, buried Fort Wayne), they lived in Joliet, IL. He not mentioned in father Nathan's obit in 1930, only in wife Amanda's obit in 1903. Died between 1903 and 1930 before father or accidentally omitted?

1873 Anna Gebhart, Born Quincy Adams Co,IL, lived Fort Wayne, IL
1873 Rachel "Rackey" (Edward) Petro, Born Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, moved 1931 to Kansas City, MO 20 yrs. until her death 1951. Maybe lived in Illinois before that.

Nathan Thorp's 2nd wife Ida C. (Shannon) Thatcher, married after 1887 when she got divorce from 1st husband after he left her and newborn & didn't come back.
1909 She worked restaurant,
1920 kept rooming house.
Nathan was liquor dealer & merchant.
She is in Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery. Various references show she spelled her last name with an E Thorpe. Some family members used E some did not, even in same document like relative's obit.
Their children
1895 Ida Appleton, Toledo, OH
Mrs. Joseph Johnson, Mansfield, OH after 1930? (Ida's foster child in her obit)

His parents Nathan Thorp Sr. born 1818 and wife Catherine,(1850 Shelby Co. Addison Twp, IN census shows son
Nathan (3yr?) and sisters
Martha (2yrs?) and
Margaret "Maggie" (1yr?) (husband George Fling) and other people.)
His father might have had a brother William D. Thorp born Decatur Co, IN 1808 whose family stayed in Decatur, IN. 1860 Marion Co, Wayne Twp, IN census Nathan Sr. and new wife? are living next to George Fling. Sister Margaret married George Fling in 1873 when ABT 23yrs.

His grandparents might be Nathan Thorp I born ABT 1795, died 1874. (1840 and 1850 Decatur Co, IN census shows sons Chauncey and Daniel are with Nathan Sr.

Ward 2, Pct 7, Quincy, Adams, IL - 11 Jun
222? South St., #264/286
THORP, Nathan, b.1-1849 (sic 1847), 51, m.17y, IN, KY, OH - liquor dealer
, Ida, b.5-1861, 39, m.17y, 1 child/1 living, IN, VA, OH - restaurant
, Ida, dau, b.2-1895, 5, IL, IN, IN
POWELL, Otto, servant, b.2-1837, 63, S, GERM, GERM, GERM, 1866 al - cook
BLONDIN/EN, Hattie, domestic, b.11-1872, 27, m.7y, 0/0, OH, PA, OH - domestic

Edward Petro 55 yrs
Rachel Petro 39 yrs
Residence Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, MO.

Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, April 21, 1930 1239 South Pershing Avenue
Thorp, Nathan; head; own; 1400; radio; not a farm; 83; age 36 at first marriage; IN; IN: IN: retired; vet of Civil War, Ida C.; wife; 70; age 23 at first mg; IN; WV; IN.

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