Sunday, July 06, 2008

This blog mentioned in the summer 2008 newsletter

Well I was surprised to read this blog mentioned in the Lothropp Family Foundation summer 2008 newsletter. This blog is my fourth and unfinished attempt at composing an extensive Lathrop genealogy. My fifth attempt (and unfinished) attempt is located here:

You will not find any more updates to this blog. Anything that I do is located at the blog mentioned above. As you can see below, my previous post to this blog was made in February 2006. I have been posting genealogies on the internet since 1995 and I started doing genealogies in 1989. I'm still disorganized.

In the past I made a quick survey of the number of deceased relatives and living relatives. I found around 10,00 deceased and 10,000 living. If someone where to compose a complete genealogy for one person in a second, 10,000 genealogies could be completed in 2 hours 45 minutes. A genealogy a minute would complete the task in over 166 hours. A genealogy an hour would complete the task in over 416 days.

Once you delve into genealogy you realize the enormity of the task, a single genealogy can take hours, days, months, years and in some cases decades to complete. The internet helps a great deal but many hands is what is needed to complete this labor of love.

Robert Lathrop

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lathrop Artists

Clara Wells Lathrop (1853-1907)

Dorothy Pulis Lathrop

Francis Augustus Lathrop (1849-1909)

Gertrude Katherine Lathrop (1896-1986)

Ida Pulis Lathrop (1859-1937)

Jeanne M Lathrop

Michael Lathrop

Sobrina Lathrop

William Langson Lathrop (1859-1938)

George Edwin Lothrop (1867-1939)

Gertrude Fay Lothrop (1889- )

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lathrop Revolutionary War Veterans

The American Revolutionary War occurred between 1775-1783.
Lathrop veterans

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Names are organized alpabetically by surname then first, middle name and then by date.
Please leave a comment if the links don't work.

  1. Cynthia Gerrish married 2001
  2. Raymond Gerrish
  3. Harold Lathrop
  4. James Charles Lathrop married 2001
  5. John Lothropp Rev. 1584-1653
  6. Ethel McFerron
  7. Margaret Vertner

Robert Bruce Lathrop

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  8. Dorothy Clora Lathrop born: August 9, 1891 ; married: ?; died: December 29, 1983

Dorothy Clora Lathrop (1891-1983)

  • Born: August 9, 1891; Fountain, Shawnee County, Indiana
  • Died: December 29, 1983;
Father: Robert Bruce Lathrop born: ?; married: ?; died: ?

Mother: Nancy Johnson born: ?; married: ?; died: ?

Spouse 1: ? Smith born: ?; died: ?
Married: ?


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Spouse 2: ? Cragen born: ?; died: ?
Married: ?


(1) by Denise S. Flynn, July 2005
Dorothy Clora Lathrop was born in Fountain, Shawnee County, Indiana to Nancy Johnson and Robert Bruce Lathrop in 1891. Robert Bruce Lathrop was a veteran of the Civil War and evidence of this service became some of Dorothy's most prized possessions. Dorothy had her father's original discharge papers from the 63rd Indiana Infantry, two daguerreotypes of her father, and a cannon shot her father retrieved from the trunk of a tree that was meant to hit him.

Dorothy moved to Lone Pine, Inyo County, California in the 1930s. She quickly put her college education to good use in the schools of Inyo County. She was later elected the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools for four consecutive terms. After retiring from her educational career she became involved in the operations of the Eastern California Museum in Independence, serving as its Director and President of its association for many years. It is in this capacity that she worked to preserve the history of the area in so many ways over so many years.

Dorothy loved Eastern California and specifically Inyo County with a passion that cannot be sufficiently described in words. She adopted the Owens Valley as the true home of her heart and we honor her for her valuable contributions. It is due to the dedicated work of Dorothy Clora Cragen that the story of Eastern California has taken its righteous place among the greatest sagas of the building of our nation.

(2) From the Banks of the Wabash to the Owens River Valley: a story of the life of Dorothy C. Cragen by Candy (Slater) Ross

This is a story about my grandmother, my mother's mother, Dorothy C. Cragen. Her life spanned 92 years from the end of the Victorian Age to the Space Age. This is a saga of a woman whose dad was a Civil War veteran, who was a Hoosierborn on the banks of the Wabash River, whose family were farmers, who, as a young girl went to a one-room schoolhouse with outhouses and a hand pump well, whose family kept their food cold in caves with ice in them along the Wabash River, who traveled by wagon to Oklahoma when she was 9 years old. She received her early schooling there, married and had one child, and eventually found her way to the Owens Valley during the Depression years. Here she would be a teacher, supervisor, and eventually serve 16 years as Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, and 10 years as Director of the Eastern California Museum. Besides the admiration I have for her as my grandmother, I feel she led a remarkable life for a woman born August 9, 1891. She pursued higher education in 1909 at a time when few women did so, and the family at the time was living on a $25 a month pension her mother received as being a widow of a veteran. Her three brothers all began work as farmers at age 14. I remember my grandmother from an early age and even though she was in her 60s at the time, she never seemed like an old lady. We always lived in the same town or within 40 miles of each other. Even in her 80s she was always a tower of strength and will to us all. I always admired her ability to go on in the face of adversity and to succeed and I am convinced that her strong spirit led her from the beginning.

I remember her talking about her father and treasuring the daguerreotype of him as a soldier in the Civil War. He was only 16 when he joined the Union forces as an Indiana infantryman. That was underage and so he had to say he was older to get in. She also saved a cannonball that he dug out of a nearby log, a cannonball that had been shot at him. She had his Honorable Discharge, dated May 3, 1865. The family lived in a little town called Fountain, Indiana (near Portland today). Bruce and Nancy Lathrop had four children, then ten years passed, and they had four more children. The first four children were all destined to die young. Two of the girls had just married and were expecting their first children when typhus hit. Of the second four children, all lived to be in their 80s, and grandma, the youngest, lived to be the oldest, 92. When she was 9 years old, the family had already suffered the tragedies of the deaths
of the first four children. Her father, then 54, contracted a cancer on his face. In those days, there was nothing that could be done. He wore a rag around his face and refused to eat with the family. One day when they were outside and he was very weakened by the disease, he put a shotgun on a chair and laid down on the bed and tied a string to the trigger and killed himself to spare his family anymore suffering. Grandma's 14-yr. old brother, Charlie, found his dad. Now Nancy Lathrop had to make her way alone on a $25 pension and four children to look after. They traveled by wagon to Oklahoma where she had family. Eventually her son, Bingley went back and established his family in Indianapolis, and her middle son, Harvey lived and raised a family inWeatherford, Oklahoma.

My grandmother married at 18 and in 1910 my mother, Mavis, was born. Grandma entered Southwest Teachers College in Weatherford that still exists today. After she became a teacher, she, her daughter, and her brother, Charlie, who was a carpenter moved to Los Angeles in 1922. Charlie had already been to California and grandma was entranced with the West, so when Mavis was 12, they made the long trek to California in a Model T Ford. My mother's dad was a farmer and he would not leave the land he knew. Grandma got teaching jobs and Charlie worked as a carpenter and they both felt lucky to have work during the Depression years. My mother graduated from Brawley High School and entered UCLA at the young age of 16, graduating as a teacher at age 19. Grandma pursued higher education at USC, earning her administrative credential. In 1928 grandma moved to Lone Pine to take a teaching position. When Mavis came to visit her, she too was offered a teaching job. Grandma taught in the old wooden schoolhouse. The Museum has a picture of it. She remembered one day when they all heard an explosion and she and the kids ran to the window, and it was a "still" that had blown up. My mother taught in the old rock schoolhouse, now in ruins at Cartago, and later at the West Bishop School where the Valley Presbyterian Church is now on Line Street.

Grandma became a county supervisor and ultimately ran for Inyo County Superintendent of Schools. She was elected to four terms and served 16 years. She served during WWII and coordinated school activities with the director of Manzanar during that time. She retired in 1956, having served 42 years in education. She then took on another career that had been a lifelong hobby for her. She loved history. She became Director of the Eastern California Museum and president of its association and built its membership up from 300 to 1500
over her ten years of service. She wrote a weekly column for the Inyo Register for 25 years called "Round About the Museum," continuing long after her retirement. The museum at this time was in cramped quarters in the basement of the courthouse where the Justice Court is today. Before she retired, she approached the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power with the idea of leasing the land the current Museum stands on, and the Dow family for their
donation for $40,000 to build the building. Not long after she suffered a heart attack, but managed to recover (at age 76) and speak at the dedication. She had also made a trip to Los Angeles with County Administrator John K. Smith to purchase the Black collection of baskets for $6,000, now a priceless collection. During all the past 30 years she had researched a book on Camp Independence and in 1975 at the age of 84, the book was published, called "The Boys in Sky-Blue Pants - The Story of Camp Independence". She had become acquainted with the daughter of General George S. Evans, Hallie Lane Evans, who loaned grandma the diary he made when he entered the Owens Valley in 1862 and established the fort, July 4, 1862. She also gave grandma a nice picture of him and his ivory-handled cane which grandma gave to the Commander's House, after she had worked with a committee to obtain it from DWP so it could be preserved by the museum and run by Inyo County. My mother and I hosted a party for her and it was a very successful book, selling locally and around the country to many museums and history buffs. She gave copies to all the branches of the Inyo County Free Library, and they still sell at the Museum, Inter-Agency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, Laws Museum, and Spellbinder Bookstore in Bishop.

She was a very active member of the Eastern California Museum Assn., participating in field trips - going to Monache Meadows in her 80s - always going to Death Valley at the drop of a hat! A project dear to her heart and one she pursued for many years after retiring was writing a monthly newsletter to association members. She also served on the State Historical Landmark Committee that placed markers at the Mary Austin home, the Bishop Battlefield and many other sites. Each year the Museum Association held an annual dinner. She invited people like Dr. Louis B. Leakey, and Dr. David B. Slemmons, a noted seismologist from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Ruth D. Simpson from the Calico digs, for guest speakers. The association continues with this tradition today. She also wrote pageants that were enacted as part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Independence. She was an active member of the Bishop Bottle Club and over the years dug up many a bottle at Tonopah and other places. Her collections numbered in the thousands, and for many years, she operated the Ft. Independence Antique Shop from her home. She and my mother purchased the home at 149 Kearsarge St. in Independence from the DWP in 1945. It is the only other existing building from Camp Independence, having been the fort hospital. The two buildings (Commander's house and hers) were moved into town, a distance of two miles around 1888. This home was her pride and joy for 38 years. She loved the history of it and furnished it with many lovely antiques. Both homes have adobe fireplaces, French doors, 12 ft. ceilings, transoms, and other Victorian features. Until well in her 80s she climbed the 22 stairs of the original walnut staircase to her balcony bedroom each day. In the 50s she published a book of poetry called My Land. The cover was done by Aim Morhardt, who also did the cover on "The Boys in the Sky-Blue Pants". She also wrote the history section of the book, "Deepest Valley", edited by Genny Schumacher.

She had remarkable health during her lifetime, fully recovering from her heart attack at age 76, but after she lost her daughter, Mavis Slater, who endured a 5 yr. battle against cancer, her health deteriorated. She was then 86. She lived with me until she died December 29, 1984.

A few years later I was standing at the cemetery in Fountain, Indiana; therein lie buried her father, Bruce Lathrop, sisters and a brother, and her grandfather and great-grandfather with Civil War, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War markers. The family is now scattered across the nation. But for the girl who was born and raised there, she had come to love another land, that one east of the High Sierra, and as it said in her book of poetry, that is where she wanted to rest at the end of her day.

The blue hills, the purple hills
O Lord, let me stay
Where the blue hills, the purple hills
Call to me each day.

The deep vales, the jagged peaks
The snowy mountain crest
Among the at the end of the day
O Lord, do let me rest.

Written by Candy (Slater) Ross Edited and transcribed by Denise S. Flynn, July 2005

(3) About the Author

Education and history have been the cornerstones of Dorothy C. Cragen's life since she moved to Inyo County in 1928. Serving first as a school teacher and then Supervisor of Education for Inyo County, she was elected Superintendent of Schools for the county in 1939, a post she held for 16 years.

After retiring in 1955, she went to work for the Eastern California Museum, eventually as its Director. She has belonged to the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc. for 25 years and has served on it Board of Trustees. She is now Membership Secretary and editor of its monthly Newsletter.

She is also a member of the Inyo County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Council on Abandoned Military Posts, U. S. A.

Mrs. Cragen has written a column, "Round About the Museum," in the Inyo Independent and other Chalfant papers.

She has researched "The Boys in the Sky-Blue Pants" since coming to Inyo County, "finding the facts," she says, "far more interesting than any fiction that has been written about the country sometimes spoken of as 'back of beyond.'"

Transcribed by Denise S. Flynn, July 12, 2005
Used with permission of Candy Ross, copyright holder.

(4) Dorothy Cragen Honored at Museum Banquet

Approximately 50 officers and members of the Eastern California Museum Association met at a dinner at the Embers in Bishop, Saturday evening, Jan. 21, to honor Dorothy C. Cragen who has retired as director of Eastern California Museum. She had been director since 1953 and a trustee of the association since 1952.

Silver, desert-holly trees decorated the tables, and the placecards, made by Irene and Lucy Brichaga of Lone Pine were black and shaped as obsidian arrowheads. The holly trees were also made by Irene and Lucy with the exception of one large tree surrounded by other items of the desert at Dorothy's plate that was made by Mrs. Marguerite Carr. This arrangement symbolized the land which Dorothy has always loved and made everyone associated with her appreciate.

William E. Caipen was the master of ceremonies. He introduced the members of the board of trustees, out of town guests, and the various speakers.

Mrs. Marguerite Carr was introduced, and she gave a talk called "Dorothy, This Is Your Life." She spoke of the many years of service Dorothy has given to Inyo county in various educational positions – as teacher, Supervisor of Education, sixteen years as County Superintendent of Schools, and as director of the museum.

Since 1958 she has built the membership from 100 to 1600, the members representing all parts of California and eight other states. During her years as director, she has made every effort to make the people of Inyo aware of their historical heritage and has helped in every way possible to protect that heritage.

At the end of Mrs. Carr's talk, she presented Dorothy with a little red schoolhouse that contained a money gift.

Other dinner speakers were Mrs. Clarence Cleman, president of Bishop Museum and Historical Society; Frank Parcher, and Henry Miller of Bishop; Dr. George and Hazel Schultz of Oceanside; and Mrs. Elodia Drew of Independence.

The committee for the dinner included Mrs. Ethel Olivas, Irene and Lucy Brichaga of Lone Pine, Mrs. Edith Nolan of Independence, and Mrs. Marguerite Carr of Bishop.

Mrs. Cragen was very appreciative of her wonderful gift and the many well-wishes that accompanied it from her long-time friends and associates.

Mr. and Mrs. John Morris of the Embers, who had served the very fine dinner, were introduced and extended their best wishes to Mrs. Cragen, whom they had known for many years.

Inyo Register, Bishop, Inyo County, California
Thursday, January 26, 1967 – Page Six
Transcribed by Denise S. Flynn for Inyo County GenWeb, July 1, 2005

(5) Dorothy Cragen dies at age 92 after life as educator, historian and writer

BISHOP – Dorothy Clora Cragen, who helped make and preserve Inyo County history, died Dec. 29 at the Northern Inyo Hospital. She was 92.

Mrs. Cragen was involved in Inyo County public education for 32 years, serving 16 years as county superintendent of schools. She later became director of the Eastern California Museum in Independence and worked on several other historical projects.

Mrs. Cragen also published poetry, short stories, historical articles and a book.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Independence Methodist Church. Following is an account of Mrs. Cragen's life, as told by her granddaughter and only survivor, Candace Ross of Bishop.

Dorothy Clora Cragen was born in Fountain, Indiana, Aug. 9, 1891. She was the youngest of eight children born to Robert Bruce and Nancy Lathrop.

Her father enlisted at age 16 as a Union soldier in the Civil War. One of Mrs. Cragen's souvenirs was a cannonball shot at her father that he pried out of a nearby log.

Her father died when Mrs. Cragen was nine years old and the family moved to Weatherford,Okla.

At age 17, she married Frank Smith, and her only child, Mavis Smith, was born in 1910. Mrs.Cragen put herself through college, graduating from Southwest Teachers College in Weatherford in 1913.

In 1922, the family moved to California where Mrs. Cragen's brother, Charley had already settled. She continued her education at the University of Southern California, earning her administrative credential in education. She also taught school in Huntington Beach.

In 1928, the family moved to Lone Pine, where both Mrs. Cragen and her daughter taught school during the Depression years.

After teaching six years, Mrs. Cragen worked as a supervisor in the Inyo County Schools Office,and then was elected to four terms as superintendent of schools.

Following her career in education, Mrs. Cragen became director of the Eastern California Museum for 10 years, retiring at age 76 in 1967. During those years, she served on many historical committees and was instrumental in the marking of many countywide historical sites with California historical markers and in the preservation of Inyo County artifacts and historical items.

She was also instrumental in the building of a new museum building and the saving of the Black Collection of Indian baskets and beads for the museum and the restoration of the commander's house. She donated several antiques for its furnishings.

In 1945, Mrs. Cragen and her daughter purchased the companion house, the old fort hospital building, where Dorothy lived for 36 years. She operated the Fort Independence Antique Shop from the front porch of the house for several years.

Writing was another special interest for Mrs. Cragen. She was active in the Inyo Writer's Guild and wrote short stories, poetry and historical articles.

Many of her historical pieces were published in the Inyo Independent, as well as a regular column called "Round About the Museum" for 25 years. She also published the monthly Eastern California Museum newsletter for many years, and served as president and secretary of the association.

In 1954, Mrs. Cragen published a volume of poetry, illustrated by Aim Morhardt, titled "My Land".

For more than 25 years she researched Camp Independence, a military post founded in 1862 on Oak Creek by Second Cavalry California volunteers. The research included trips to Sacremento and the Library of Congress in Washington D. C., and visits with Hallie Lane Evans, daughter of General eorge S. Evans, founder of the fort.

In 1975, Mrs. Cragen's book, "The Boys in the Sky-Blue Pants: The Story of Camp
Independent", was published.

Mrs. Cragen was a member of the Council of Abandoned Military Posts and received national recognition for her book in the council's newsletter.

Mrs. Cragen also was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 50 years.

She also joined the Pioneer Methodist Church in Independence. Donald Lathrop officiated at the services held at the church Monday. Pallbearers were Johnny Baxter and his son, Jim, of Hemet, Tom Ross of Bishop, Harold Bingham of Bishop, Turney Cornwell of Independence, and Al Aikolaus of Independence.

Inyo Register, Bishop, Inyo County, California
January 4, 1984 – Page Three
Transcribed by Denise S. Flynn for Inyo County GenWeb, July 2, 2005


Monday, October 17, 2005

Lothropp Family Foundation

From the foundation's website

This organization was founded in 1989 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, the home of Rev. John Lothropp. Our membership includes descendants of Rev. John Lothropp and Mark Lothrop. (See the Keynote Address of the 1989 Lothropp Family Foundation Reunion for an overview of the life and descendants of the Rev. John Lothropp.)

We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in contact with over 1000 descendants throughout the world.

As a tax exempt organization, we are certified to make grants to qualifying organizations for Historic Preservation under 501(c)(3) of the IRS.

We hold a national reunion every two years in various parts of the country. News of upcoming reunions is included in the newsletter.


Membership is for one calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st, at a cost of $20, and is open to:

  • Descendants of Rev. John Lothropp and Mark Lothrop;

  • Any spouse or person with the surname of Lothrop or Lathrop or any recognizable varient of such names and their descendants or

  • Anyone interested in the Lo/Lathrop family or American history.

Voting rights and the right to participate in Foundation activities are restricted to dues-paying members only.

Join the Foundation.


The Foundation holds a national reunion every two years in different areas of the country. There are several regional meetings held by local organizations.

Aims And Objectives

The Foundation by-laws list the following objectives:

  • To preserve and memorialize the historical events in the lives of Rev. John Lothropp and Mark Lothrop and their descendants.

  • To award grants to organizations for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and sites, preferably built before 1800. These gifts will be given to organizations that are tax exempt under 501(c)(3).

  • To award grants for educational purposes as defined under 501(c)(3) to organizations or individuals for the purpose of researching and establishing a written historical public record or educational presentation regarding the lives, customs, accomplishments and communities of 17th century American colonists and their descendants prior to 1945.

  • To provide a source for Lo/Lathrop descendants or interested persons to establish communication with each other or with local Lo/Lathrop Associations; to strengthen such contacts through national biennial reunions and through newsletters relevant to activities of the organization.

Some members are working on an update of the Lo/Lathrop Genealogy by E.B. Huntington, published in 1884. This update is to include female descendants. When published, the update will be available to descendants, and to the Sturgis and Mormon Libraries for their genealogical collections.

Tracing our roots and learning about our ancestors provides perspective and depth to our lives in the present as described in the poem All In The Family by Eben W. Keyes II.


In December, 1993 our Foundation was accepted as a tax exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. It seemed an organization as large and with a heritage such as ours should continue the example set by Rev. John Lothropp of giving to others. As a result an endowment fund was created through memorial gifts given by the members. The names of those honored are entered in a permanent record of the Lothropp Foundation which is displayed at the reunions. Grants are made to qualifying individuals and organizations on an international basis.


We publish a newsletter three or four times a year to keep members informed of our organization and in touch with each other.

We include a Search And Discover column for those who have questions about their lineage. We feature a Milestones column where we recognize birthdays over 90 and anniversaries over 50, as well as significant accomplishments by our members. The use of these columns as well as the letter is free to all members.


Mailing Address:

Lothropp Family Foundation
P. O. Box 462
Barnstable, MA 02630-0462


General comments or questions for the Foundation

Reunion information

Technical concerns about the website

Lathrop religious legacy

As you read about Lathrop relatives you will notice a significant number of relatives that have served as ministers of many faiths. I am emboldened to say that our family has a religious legacy to discover, share and treasure. Beginning with Rev. John Lothropp a pioneer of the Congregationalist faith, generations of Lathrop's have passed along a strong interest in faith.

Links to ordained relative's respective pages can be found on this page. Biographical information is needed to help with the discovery of the Lathrop family religious legacy. Please include your discoveries about ordained relatives by posting comments on this page below.

  1. Rev. John Lothropp (1584-1653) Anglican/Non-Separatist Congregationalist- genealogy
  2. Lucien Bonaparte Lathrop (1800-1873) Universalist- genealogy
  3. John Howland Lathrop (1880-1967) Unitarian- biography
  4. Rev. Gordon W. Lathrop (?) Lutheran- biography

Monday, October 10, 2005

Robert Allison Lathrop

  • Born: 1916, Olney, IL
  • Died: 2004
Father: ? born: ? married: ? died: ?
Mother: ? born: ? married: ? died: ?

Spouse 1: ? born: ?; died: ?
Married: ?


  1. Gerald Henry Lathrop

bassman_spiff said...

hey this is an awesome blog... sorry this isnt a stupid advertisement. my name is Matthew Lathrop, and i was just wondering if you could help me with my decent... my father is Gerald Henery lathrop mount carmel, IL (b.1951) and his father is Robert Allison Lathrop Olney IL i believe (1916?-2004) im not sure where it goes from there im just doing research on my family to check out our heritage. not every day that you meet another Lathrop... well get back to me my email is

Matt Lathrop

ps. if you could just fill in a couple of ancestors that would be awesome.

Gerald Henry Lathrop

  • Born: 1951, mount carmel, IL
  • Died: ?
Father: Robert Allison Lathrop born: 1916, Olney IL married: ? died: 2004
Mother: ? born: ? married: ? died: ?

Spouse 1: ? born: ?; died: ?
Married: ?


  1. Matthew Lathrop

bassman_spiff said...

hey this is an awesome blog... sorry this isnt a stupid advertisement. my name is Matthew Lathrop, and i was just wondering if you could help me with my decent... my father is Gerald Henery lathrop mount carmel, IL (b.1951) and his father is Robert Allison Lathrop Olney IL i believe (1916?-2004) im not sure where it goes from there im just doing research on my family to check out our heritage. not every day that you meet another Lathrop... well get back to me my email is

Matt Lathrop

ps. if you could just fill in a couple of ancestors that would be awesome.

Matthew Lathrop

  • Born: ?
  • Died: ?
Father: Gerald Henry Lathrop born: 1951, mount carmel, IL married: ? died: ?
Mother: ? born: ? married: ? died: ?

Spouse 1: ? born: ?; died: ?
Married: ?


bassman_spiff said...

hey this is an awesome blog... sorry this isnt a stupid advertisement. my name is Matthew Lathrop, and i was just wondering if you could help me with my decent... my father is Gerald Henery lathrop mount carmel, IL (b.1951) and his father is Robert Allison Lathrop Olney IL i believe (1916?-2004) im not sure where it goes from there im just doing research on my family to check out our heritage. not every day that you meet another Lathrop... well get back to me my email is

Matt Lathrop

ps. if you could just fill in a couple of ancestors that would be awesome.

Luther Lathrop

  • Born: September 15 1849, Scriba, Oswego, NY
  • Died: ?
Father: ? born: ? married: ? died: ?
Mother: ? born: married: ? died: ?

Spouse 1: Mary Leitita Lee in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  1. James Silas Lathrop born: ?; married: ?; died: ?
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Contributed by RhmonaLothrop

Hi there..

I am the great-great granddaughter of Luther Lathrop who was born Sept 15 1849 in Scriba, Oswego, NY and married Mary Leitita Lee in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the 1901 Canadian Census he was 52 and had 5 children. One of those was James Silas who moved to British Columbia and changed the spelling to "Lothrop" sometime before he joined WWI in 1915 (I have copy of attestation papers that show difference between birth certificate). I also have all other pertinent information relating to this line of Lothrop’s.

I am so pleased to have found your site - seems we are related Robert! My husband commented that you looked very much like me so we pulled out a picture of my father to compare = lo and behold - there is a resemblance. Shall we get the Canadian connection in line with the Lo-Lathrop Tree? It would be really nice to find out who came from where, etc... and what happened to the other children of Luther.