Individual Record 3108

Name}   Thorpe, Cleo Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam  8 May 1921 Place} Springville, Utah, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  25 Aug 1943 Place} Springville, Utah, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  16 Nov 2010 Place} Springville, Utah, Utah
Burial: Date} Fam 20 Nov 2010 Place} Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1} 1891=Genealogy
Source 2} 764 = 1930 USA cen
Source 3} 768 = 1940 USA cen
Source 4} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1905=Newspaper
Source 6} 1901=City directory
Source 7} 1004=Index
Source 8} 1735=S.S. record
Source 9}1907=Obituary
Source 10}1894=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Herbert Gerald Thorpe & Julietta Fullmer
     Household No.} 785
1st Household No.} 785 = Springville, Utah, Utah
      Occupation 1} Bookkeeper/stenographer
       Occupation 2} Housewife
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Bishop, Francis Walker (Frank)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Cleo Bishop was born 9 May 1921 in Springville (now Mapleton*), Utah, Utah.  She was the fifth of seven children of Herbert Gerald Thorpe and Juliette Fullmer.  Her older siblings were Blaine F., born in 1914, Ruth, born in 1916, Zelma born in 1918, and Lucille, born in 1919.  Her younger siblings were Lela Rae, born in 1926, and Joy, born in 1928.  Ruth died in 1922.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Cleo's family was living on a farm located on South 6th East in Springville, Utah, Utah.  Her father Gerald was a general farmer.  The family owned their farm, and had a radio set.  The children were Blaine, 15, Zelma, 11, Lucile, 10, Cilet(Cleo), 8, Lela R., 3, and Jay (Joy), 1 (and listed as a male).  The oldest four attended school.  Also living with the family was Elmer Fullmer, 19, a cousin to Cleo, working as a farm laborer.

Cleo's father died unexpectedly in 1934.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Juliet Thorpe was now the head of the family and overseeing the farm, located on North Road in Mapleton*, Utah, Utah.  The children at home were Zelma, 21, who had completed 3 years of college; Cleo, 18, 4 years of high school; Lela Rae, 13, 6th grade; and Joy, 11, 5th grade.

Cleo had an active childhood.  Newspaper articles report her being vice-president of the J.S.C. 4-H Club, enjoying social activities, honored in high school for her shorthand skills, visiting Yellowstone National Park with friends, and participating in the LDS First Ward Gleaner Girls.  Cleo graduated from Springville High School in 1939, and attended both Brigham Young University and the L.D.S. Business College.  She worked as a stenographer for Weber College, and at the time of her marriage was employed in Salt Lake City.

Cleo married Francis (Frank) Walker Bishop on 25 Aug 1943 in her family home in Springville, Utah, Utah.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Her husband enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1943, and was sent overseas to France, returning in Dec 1945.

In the 1944 Provo City Directory Cleo is listed living at 1100 N 5th West, working as a bookkeeper for the Utah Valley Hospital.  While Frank was in the service, Cleo bought property at the mouth of Hobble Creek, on Canyon Road, Springville.  Here they raised eight children.

Cleo was an excellent homemaker and gardener.  She was active in the LDS Church, working in the Primary and Relief Society, and doing extraction and genealogy work on the computer.  She walked daily, and hiked the Timpanogos yearly.  She was active until a stroke at the age 86.  She died 16 Nov 2010 at the age of 89.  Her husband Frank had passed away in 1994.

Funeral services were held 20 Nov 2010 at the LDS Chapel on Canyon Road, Springville.  She was buried next to her husband in the Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah.

*Mapleton, an agricultural extension south east of Springville, was incorporated in 1949.  It has Hobble Creek as its north boundary.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Fam  2 Oct 1921 Place}   Cleo Thorpe Bishop
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Cleo Thorpe Bishop
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school         or Top 2 Degrees} Some college work
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Stroke
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   2 Oct 2016
Date Created}  14 Jun 2016
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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