Russell Carrow Thorp Sr.
Last Saturday about 6:30 p.m., this community was shocked when Wm. Reynolds came galloping into town on horse-back and reported that a dead man lay in the road about three-quarters of a mile south of Lusk. In a minute a throng of people were on their way to the scene and on arriving there the unfortunate man was found to be Russell Thorp, one of the oldest of old timers and whose acquaintance extends throughout the west and whose friends are legion. Probably the way in which he lost his life will never be known, as no one saw him when the spark of life fled. Mr.Thorp was on his way from Lusk to the ranch and had just rounded a corner in the road. Indications show that the team he was driving was either on the run or trotting at a rapid gait, as the buggy wheels cut into the hard earth, showing it ran for some distance on two wheels, then it tipped over, throwing Mr. Thorp out. The team went but a few yards farther and stopped. In falling from the buggy Mr. Thorp fell face down and the indications show he never moved a muscle after striking the ground. It is earnestly believed by those best acquainted with deceased that he died of apoplexy, as he was a sufferer of that disease, besides he was an expert horseman and reinsman. The re-mains were put in a metallic casket Monday and shipped to Madison, Wis., accompanied by a broken hearted wife and son.
Originally published in the Converse County Herald
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