Biography of Thorpe Brothers
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Thorpe Brothers. - George L. Thorpe is the senior member of the firm of Thorpe Brothers, leading pharmacists of Hoosick Falls Mr. Thorpe first came to this village in. 1883 and purchased Atwood's interest in the Elm street store, the new firm being Thorpe & Cahill until 1886, when he bought the Cahill interest and took a younger brother, W. L. Thorpe, as clerk, and in 1890 as partner. In 1892 Mr. Thorpe purchased the business of William Archibald on Classic street, and the brothers now operate two stores, each personally supervising one of them. George L. Thorpe was born at Bennington, Mich., and his boyhood was passed on a farm at that place, educated at Michigan University and at Mexico (N. Y.) Academy. He turned his attention to chemistry while at the latter institution and soon became an assistant of E. L. Huntington, a druggist of Mexico, where he remained for seven years, gaining the thorough and practical knowledge of the business and of pharmacy as a profession that has conduced to their success here. He has been for twenty years a working member of the M. E. church, is of high rank hi the order of K. of P., and of the Odd Fellows, and is a steadfast Republican. His wife was Miss Emma A. Mattison, of Mexico, N. Y. Willis L. Thorpe, the junior member of the firm, also born at the old homestead in Bennington, Mich., began the study of pharmacy at Mexico, N. Y., and was for two years a clerk with Huntington, the druggist of Mexico. He became a resident of Hoosick Falls in 1886 and has already made for himself a high place in the public esteem in social and business circles. He is allied to the well known family of Easton by his marriage to Miss Pearl, daughter of C. W. Easton, in 1893.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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