Donald Delos Eldridge1

M, #101521, b. 26 December 1919, d. 16 October 2007
Father*Ray Lemuel Eldridge
Mother*Blanche Marie Thorpe b. 11 Nov 1889, d. 4 Jul 1984

Biography

BirthDec 26, 1919Skagit Co, WA, USA2,1
DeathOct 16, 2007Olympia, Thurston Co, WA, USA1

Citations

  1. [S1042] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S1442] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Merle H. Thorpe

M, #101522, b. 1 November 1879, d. 31 October 1955
Father*Joseph T. Thorpe b. 24 Jul 1857, d. 11 Feb 1910
Mother*Mayday Smith b. 16 May 1858, d. 30 May 1942

Biography

BirthNov 1, 1879Brimfield, Peoria Co, IL, USA
Marriage
DeathOct 31, 1955Washington, DC, USA

Family

Lillian Isabella Day b. 8 Aug 1883, d. Aug 1965
Marriage*Merle H. Thorpe married Lillian Isabella Day
Children

George Day Thorpe

M, #101523, b. 16 May 1913, d. 16 March 1982
Father*Merle H. Thorpe b. 1 Nov 1879, d. 31 Oct 1955
Mother*Lillian Isabella Day b. 8 Aug 1883, d. Aug 1965

Biography

BirthMay 16, 1913Lawrence, KS, USA
Marriage
BurialMar, 1982Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill, ME, USA
DeathMar 16, 1982Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, USA

Merle Thorpe , Jr1

M, #101524, b. 25 April 1917, d. 13 February 1994
Father*Merle H. Thorpe b. 1 Nov 1879, d. 31 Oct 1955
Mother*Lillian Isabella Day b. 8 Aug 1883, d. Aug 1965

Biography

BirthApr 25, 1917Washington, DC, USA1
Marriage
DeathFeb 13, 1994Chevy Chase, MD, USA1
ObituaryFeb 15, 1994Merle Thorpe, 76, Shareholders' Rights Advocate
By ALISON LEIGH COWAN
Published: February 15, 1994
Merle Thorpe Jr., a Washington lawyer who fought for the rights of shareholders in the United States and of Palestinians in the Middle East, died on Sunday at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 76.
He had throat cancer for two years, said his stepson, Peter M. Castleman.
Educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, Mr. Thorpe earned his law degree from Yale in 1941. He was a partner for 26 years with the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, but friends say he never relished practicing law and was pleased to be better known for his accomplishments outside the office.
Long before proxy fights became fashionable, Mr. Thorpe used his knowledge of securities law to wage battles against corporations. He waged a successful proxy fight against the Beaver Lodge Oil Company in the late 1950's, and more recently improved by $13 million what shareholders of First American Bank of Virginia received when the company was sold. The purchaser's ties to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International eventually led to the bank's near-collapse and sale under pressure from Federal regulators.
Mr. Thorpe also started two mutual funds with Newton Steers, a former Congressman from Maryland. The venture eventually gave him the financial independence to act on some of his philanthropic ideas.
A trip to the Middle East in 1975 with former Senator J. W. Fulbright inspired Mr. Thorpe to seek peace in the region. Through his Foundation for Middle East Peace, he called on Jews and Palestinians to establish two states and to recognize each other. Unfinished Battles
One of two battles that he left unfinished was with the Citizens Utilities Company in Stamford, Conn. Unhappy that the company's chairman, Leonard Tow, was being paid millions of dollars more than any other utility executive in the nation, Mr. Thorpe, a longtime shareholder, brought a lawsuit in July. The complaint accused the company of breaching its fiduciary duty to shareholders and the chairman of using inducements to control 'an already supine board.'
Richard Koppes, the general counsel of the California Public Employees Retirement Fund, another powerful shareholder that joined Mr. Thorpe's suit, said, 'It was extremely courageous on his part to bring his action and to stand up.'
The other suit concerns Cerbco, an environmental services company in Landover, Md. In that 1990 lawsuit, Mr. Thorpe accused the controlling shareholders, Robert and George Erikson, of trying to sell their stake at a premium in a deal that bypassed the minority shareholders.
In addition to Mr. Castleman, of New Canaan, Conn., Mr. Thorpe is survived by his wife, Sally Sweetser Thorpe, and three other stepchildren, Sally C. Currie of Fairview, Pa., Samuel T. Castleman 3d of Chevy Chase, and Eugenia C. Ourisman of Washington.

Family

Sally Sweetser
Marriage*Merle Thorpe , Jr married Sally Sweetser

Citations

  1. [S1042] Social Security Death Index.

Herbert Lincoln Thorpe

M, #101525, b. circa 1865, d. 28 August 1867
Father*Thomas Thorpe b. 27 Jul 1832, d. 24 Oct 1883
Mother*Angelina Frances Haughton b. c 1831, d. b 1900

Biography

Birthcirca 1865Brimfield, Peoria Co, IL, USA
DeathAug 28, 1867Brimfield, Peoria Co, IL, USA

Anna Livia Plurabelle Thorpe

F, #101526
Father*George Day Thorpe b. 16 May 1913, d. 16 Mar 1982
Mother*Barbara Genevieve (B G) Corrigan

Biography

Birth
Marriage
Marriage

Family 1

Alan Roth Plutzik
Marriage*Anna Livia Plurabelle Thorpe married Alan Roth Plutzik

Family 2

Peter Dain Suber
Marriage*Anna Livia Plurabelle Thorpe married Peter Dain Suber
Children

Merle Thorpe III

M, #101527
Father*George Day Thorpe b. 16 May 1913, d. 16 Mar 1982
Mother*Barbara Genevieve (B G) Corrigan

Biography

Birth
Marriage

George Day Thorpe , Jr

M, #101528
Father*George Day Thorpe b. 16 May 1913, d. 16 Mar 1982
Mother*Barbara Genevieve (B G) Corrigan

Biography

Birth

Mallory (Molly) Dain Suber Thorpe

F, #101529
Father*Peter Dain Suber
Mother*Anna Livia Plurabelle Thorpe

Biography

Birth

Lilian Day Suber Thorpe

F, #101530
Father*Peter Dain Suber
Mother*Anna Livia Plurabelle Thorpe

Biography

Birth

Clyde Thorpe , Jr

M, #101531
Father*Clyde Commadore Thorpe b. 30 Jun 1885, d. a 1955
Mother*Alice Milicent Goodwin

Biography

Birth

? Brown

F, #101532
Father*James A. Brown
Mother*Florence May Thorpe b. c 1869

Biography

Birth
Marriage
Marriage

Family 1

Jesse D. Howard
Marriage*? Brown married Jesse D. Howard

Family 2

Elmer Brumm
Marriage*? Brown married Elmer Brumm

? Brown

M, #101533
Father*James A. Brown
Mother*Florence May Thorpe b. c 1869

Biography

Birth

Maude May Henry1,2

F, #101534, b. July 1883
Father*John B. Henry b. 25 Feb 1858, d. 11 Feb 1927
Mother*Emma Louise Thorpe b. 20 Jan 1863, d. 27 Apr 1932

Biography

BirthJul, 1883IL, USA1

Citations

  1. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census.

Florence Marie Henry1,2

F, #101535, b. May 1889
Father*John B. Henry b. 25 Feb 1858, d. 11 Feb 1927
Mother*Emma Louise Thorpe b. 20 Jan 1863, d. 27 Apr 1932

Biography

BirthMay, 1889IL, USA1
Marriagebefore 1920
Divorcebefore 1930Peoria Co, IL, USA

Family

John W. McCorkle b. 1865
Marriage*Florence Marie Henry married John W. McCorkle on before 1920. 
Divorce* Florence Marie Henry and John W. McCorkle were divorced before 1930 at Peoria Co, IL, USA

Citations

  1. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census.

Carmen Elena Sanchez Thorpe

F, #101536
Father*Merle Thorpe III
Mother*Maria (Mayi) Carmen del Sanchez

Biography

Birth

Merle Emmett Sanchez Thorpe

M, #101537
Father*Merle Thorpe III
Mother*Maria (Mayi) Carmen del Sanchez

Biography

Birth

Joseph Henry Haughton

M, #101538, b. 14 March 1854, d. 29 March 1916
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Biography

BirthMar 14, 1854Prahran, Victoria, Australia
DeathMar 29, 1916Korrumburra, Victoria, Australia

Mary Ann Haughton

F, #101539, b. 31 August 1855, d. 7 August 1942
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Family

Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Marriage*Mary Ann Haughton married Henry Clark on May 2, 1876 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Children

Elizabeth Augusta Haughton

F, #101540, b. circa 1857, d. 1938
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Family

John Kinnane b. 25 Sep 1854, d. 25 Sep 1937
Marriage*Elizabeth Augusta Haughton married John Kinnane on 1878 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

John Charles Haughton

M, #101541, b. circa 1859, d. 1877
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Biography

Birthcirca 1859Scotchmans, Victoria, Australia
Death1877Victoria, Australia

Angelina Sophia Haughton

F, #101542, b. 8 June 1860, d. 1862
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Biography

BirthJun 8, 1860Buningyong, Victoria, Australia
Death1862Victoria, Australia

Emma Haughton

F, #101543, b. circa 1865, d. 1922
Father*Joseph Henry Haughton b. c 1827
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor b. 1830, d. 4 Feb 1903

Family

Coleman Kinnane b. 1 Jul 1859, d. 5 Jan 1932
Marriage*Emma Haughton married Coleman Kinnane on Apr 4, 1883 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Children

William Henry Clark

M, #101544, b. circa 1880, d. 1933
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

John Charles Clark

M, #101545, b. circa 1878, d. 24 May 1928
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Biography

Birthcirca 1878Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
MarriageOct 25, 1903Geelong, Victoria, Australia
DeathMay 24, 1928Kaniva, Victoria, Australia

Family

Catherine Ann Hickey b. c 1876, d. 8 Oct 1954
Marriage*John Charles Clark married Catherine Ann Hickey on Oct 25, 1903 at Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Children

William Henry Clark

M, #101546, b. circa 1877, d. before 1880
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Biography

Birthcirca 1877Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Deathbefore 1880Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Joseph Henry Clark

M, #101547, b. circa 1882, d. 1882
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Ernest Edward Clark

M, #101548, b. circa 1883, d. 1928
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Joseph Henry Clark

M, #101549, b. circa 1886, d. 1938
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Family

Matilda North b. c 1887, d. 1974
Marriage*Joseph Henry Clark married Matilda North on 1909 at Victoria, Australia
Children

Henry Clark

M, #101550, b. circa 1890, d. 1954
Father*Henry Clark b. 1851, d. 7 Jun 1916
Mother*Mary Ann Haughton b. 31 Aug 1855, d. 7 Aug 1942

Biography

Birthcirca 1890Warrenheip, Victoria, Australia
Death1954Victoria, Australia