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TRAPNELL, Edward Raleigh Colston

TRAPNELL, Edward Raleigh Colston[1]

Male 1910 - 1992  (81 years)

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  • Name TRAPNELL, Edward Raleigh Colston  [2
    Born 27 Oct 1910  Romney, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Ned 
    Education Attended Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1932  [4
    Education 1932  Virginia Military Institute Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Obituary From Washington Post, 20 Aug 1992

    E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES


    Edward Raleigh Trapnell, 81, a retired public affairs specialist with the National Science Foundation who also had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and the International Atomic Energy Commission, died of liver failure Aug. 18 at his home in Arlington.

    Mr. Trapnell was born in Romney, W.Va. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute. During World War II, he served in the Army and was stationed in Washington and Europe.

    After the war, he returned here and worked in the information field for the Farm Security Administration, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the AEC. From 1957 to 1959, he was in Vienna, Austria, on the staff of the IAEC.

    In 1961, after a period in private business, Mr. Trapnell became a special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force. From 1963 to 1967, he worked for Parsons Engineering Co. He then joined the National Science Foundation, where he retired in 1974.


    In the early 1970s, Mr. Trapnell helped found General Technology Applications, an engineering development company in Manassas, and served on its board of directors until 1990. He also co-authored a history of the AEC.

    Mr. Trapnell was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria, the National Press Club, the American Nuclear Society and the VMI Foundation.

    His first wife, May Cocke Trapnell, died in 1979.

    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hoover Trapnell of Arlington and Nantucket, Mass.; three children from his first marriage, Catherine T. Wheeler of Arlington, Elizabeth T. Rawlings of Iowa City; and Susan T. Moritz of Seattle; three stepchildren, Steven Rowles of Monson, Mass., Andrew Rowles of Thetford Center, Vt., and Benjamin Rowles of Nanatucket; and nine grandchildren.  [6
    Occupation A public affairs specialist with the National Science Foundation who also had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and the International Atomic Energy Commission  [7
    Religion Episcopalian  [8
    Cause of Death Liver Failure  [9
    Died 18 Aug 1992  Arlington, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 10
    Buried Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Bremo Bluff, Fluvanna, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1113  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2021 

    Father TRAPNELL, William,   b. 22 May 1877, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1935  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother COLSTON, Elizabeth Marshall,   b. 6 Nov 1872, Hedgesville, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1950  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1902  Martinsburg, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Photos
    Ned & Colston Trapnell, circa 1911
    Ned, William, and Holmes Trapnell circa 1912
    Albums
    Trapnell Family
    Trapnell Family (265)
    Descendants of Joseph Trapnell (1775-1870) and related lines
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 COCKE, May Richards,   b. 7 Feb 1914, Columbus, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1979, Alexandria, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1937  St. George's Episcopal Church, Clarksdale, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    May Richards Cocke - Edward Raleigh Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1937
    May Richards Cocke - Edward Raleigh Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1937
    Mr. and Mrs. Cary Hartwell Cocke
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    May Richards
    to
    Mr. Edward Raleigh Trapnell
    on Friday, the first of January
    nineteen hundred and thirty-seven
    at half after four o'clock
    St. George's Episcopal Church
    Clarkdsdale, Mississippi

    At Home
    after January the fifteenth
    41 North Bellevue, Apartment 24
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Children 
     1. TRAPNELL, Catherine Cocke
     2. TRAPNELL, Elizabeth Colston
     3. TRAPNELL, Susan Baird
    Documents
    May Richards Cocke - Edward Raleigh Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1937
    May Richards Cocke - Edward Raleigh Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1937
    Mr. and Mrs. Cary Hartwell Cocke
    request the honour of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    May Richards
    to
    Mr. Edward Raleigh Trapnell
    on Friday, the first of January
    nineteen hundred and thirty-seven
    at half after four o'clock
    St. George's Episcopal Church
    Clarkdsdale, Mississippi

    At Home
    after January the fifteenth
    41 North Bellevue, Apartment 24
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HOOVER, Margaret 
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1910 - Romney, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1932 - Virginia Military Institute Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1937 - St. George's Episcopal Church, Clarksdale, MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1992 - Arlington, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Bremo Bluff, Fluvanna, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ned & Colston Trapnell, circa 1911
    Edward (Ned) Trapnell abt 1912

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964).

    2. [S591] Edward Raleigh Colston Trapnell, Find A Grave, Edward Raleigh Colston Trapnell-Son of Elizabeth Colston and William Trapnell-Born Romney, W. Va., October 27, 1910-Died Arlington, Va., Aug. 18, 1992 .

    3. [S1019] E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES, Mr. Trapnell was born in Romney, W.Va. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute. During World War II, he served in the Army and was stationed in Washington and Europe.

    4. [S592] Historical Rosters Database, Virginia Military Institute.

    5. [S190] Register of Former Cadets, Virginia Military Institute, (1939, Roanoke VA, Roanoke Printing Co), Trapnell, Edward Raleigh; Weston, W Va.; 4 yrs., Grad. 6 in 23; B. S. in E. E.; care Press-Scimitar, Memphis, Tenn, p. 240, Col 2.

    6. [S1019] E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES.

    7. [S1019] E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES, public affairs specialist with the National Science Foundation who also had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and the International Atomic Energy Commission.

    8. [S1019] E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES, Mr. Trapnell was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria.

    9. [S1019] E.R. TRAPNELL, SCIENCE GROUP OFFICIAL, DIES, died of liver failure Aug. 18 at his home in Arlington.

    10. [S185] Joseph Trapnell Descendants -- 1992 Update, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1992).




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