Lois Thorpe (1870-1938)

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Lois Thorpe Robison
Lois Thorpe
Born: 18 Dec 1870 Loughborough, Leicester, England
Died: 31 Jan 1938 Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Father: Joseph Thorpe
Mother: Rebecca Dexter
Siblings: Augusta Thorpe
Evangeline Thorpe
Frederick Henry Thorpe
Harriet Elizabeth Thorpe
Sarah Ann Thorpe
Mary Ann Thorpe
Almena Thorpe
William Thorpe
Lois Thorpe
Florence Amelia Thorpe
Clara Ellen Thorpe
Spouse: Franklin Alonzo Robison
Married: 25 Feb 1889 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Addie Florence Robison
Archie Robison
Bernard Thorpe Robison
Nolan Frederick Robison
Lowell Robison
Homer Franklin Robison
Eldred Vickery Robison
Loran Culbert Robison
Lindon Wells Robison
Alda Leona Robison


The Millard County Progress, Friday, 8 Apr 1938:


Funeral services were held in the Fillmore Ward Wednesday, April 6, for Mrs. Lois Thorpe Robison, 67, who died at her home here Monday morning. Mrs. Robison had been in poor health for several years.

Born in Nottinghamshire, England, November 19, 1870, a daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Thorpe, Mrs. Robison came to Utah at the age of 15, shortly after joining the L.D.S. church.

She was married in 1889 to Franklin Alonzo Robison. When a young woman she was active in church work, serving as stake board member for the Relief Society, and a teacher in the Mutual. For years she played the organ at various church gatherings, and was a talented vocalist.

Speakers at the services were Peter L. Brunson, Dr. J. Frank Day, Parker Robison and Bishop Wells of Salt Lake City.

The Singing Mothers sang "Crossing the Bar", and "Peace, I Leave With Thee". A male quartet, F. Earl Stott, Thos. Whatcott, Edward and Vernon Peterson sant, "Prayer Perfect" and Mrs. Olive Partridge played a violin solo, "End of a Perfect Day".

Bishop Lorenzo Brunson conducted the services and offered brief closing remarks. J. Blake Davies pronounced the benediction.

Mr. Shurtiff of Ogden, a brother-in-law, offered the opening prayer and Mr. Frank Robison dedicated the grave.

Mrs. Robison is survived by six sons and two daughters: Mrs. Florence Allison of Salt Lake City; Nolan, Eldred and Alda Van Winkle of Los Angeles; Archie, Homer, Culbert and Lindon of Fillmore and 17 grandchildren.

Mrs. Robison possessed a ready wit which made for her a host of friends in what ever circle whe chose to move. She will be missed not only by her family, but by these many friends.

Members of the family who came from out of town to attend the services were: Eldred and Nolan Robison and Mrs. Alda Van Winkle of Los Angeles, Mrs. Florence Ellison, her two sons Bernard and Thomas and a daughter Lois, of Salt Lake City, Mr. and Mrs. Shurtliff of Ogden, Mrs. Clara Boyes, (a sister), Bishop Johns Wells, his wife and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jacobson, Mrs. Josie Pack and Mr. and Mrs. Parker Robison and three children of Salt Lake City.


  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 76.
  • Day, Stella H. Builders of Early Millard, p. 604.
  • Nicolo, Margaret LaDean Sutton Sweeting. Sweeting Family Records Binder.
  • Willis E. Robison Scrapbook, Obituary, dated19 Oct 1936: Robison, Franklin Alonzo
  • Birth variant: 19 Nov 1879 [History, p. 111]
  • Marriage variant: 25 Feb 1888 [History, p. 76]
  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation. Cemetery Single Line List, by Deceased Name, 22 Apr 1990, p. 41:
ROBISON, Lois Thorpe
BLK 51, Lot 3, Grave 2
d. 4-04-1938
  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation. Cemetery Master List, by Deceased Name, 13 Jun 1994, p. 391:
ROBISON, Lois Thorpe
BLK 51, Lot 3, Grave 2
b. Nottingham, England
d. 4-04-1938 Fillmore, Utah
Comments: Age at death: 67 yrs, 4 mos, 14 dys
Current Owner: Robison, F. A. Deceased
Original Owner: Robison, F. A.