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Willard Gardner Thorpe

 (1861 - 1944)
Willard Gardner Thorpe was active/lived in California, New Jersey.  Willard Thorpe is known for Engraving.

Biography   Willard Gardner Thorpe

Born in New Jersey on April 18, 1860. Thorpe settled in Los Angeles in 1903. He and son J. Raymond operated an engraving company into the 1920s. During 1925-30 he was police commissioner of Los Angeles. He died there on July 31, 1944.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Census; Death record; Los Angeles Times, 8-1-1944 (obituary).

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