How ironic; I have been doing research on Frank (Sr.)and Clara Thorpe for an article I am writing for the paper about the old mill. Looking up some stuff for their house(s) on South Gulf right now.
Yes, I have access to all the files in the hisotrical society. And since we are in the basement I can upstairs to look for something in the Recorders office.
C. Y. was quite the guy. He sold/bought/fixed up many properties here in Barton County, mostly farms but several houses as well. I can't give you all the info because that would be a lot. But if you are looking for something in particular I may be able to help. You can e-mail me at the ema below for a quicker response.