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TRAPNELL, Richard Watkins

TRAPNELL, Richard Watkins[1, 2]

Male 1950 - 2011  (61 years)

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  • Name TRAPNELL, Richard Watkins 
    Born 23 Apr 1950  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Harvard  [2
    Occupation Founder of Rosebud Farm, Kuranda Australia  [3
    Cause of Death Cancer 
    Died 6 Jun 2011  Kuranda, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Delaware Online Obit:

      Rich Trapnell, 61, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2011, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, near his home in Kuranda, Australia. He was predeceased by his parents: Richard W. Trapnell III and Jane Trapnell Buck, as well as his younger brother, Judson B. Trapnell.

      Rich grew up in the Wilmington area where he attended Tower Hill School. He graduated from the Westminster School in Simsbury, CT and attended Harvard University. In 1971, Rich moved to Kuranda in North Queensland, Australia where he and several friends, also from Wilmington, started Rosebud Farm and Nursery. For the next forty years Rich planted and created a tropical garden, horticulturally renowned for its collection which he had obtained from his travels to Asia and South America.

      Surviving Rich are his two sons, Nathan H. Trapnell and Jonathan (Digby) A. Trapnell, both of Kuranda, Australia; his brother, George H. Trapnell and his wife Kathi of Wilmington, DE; his sister-in-law, Rose C. Trapnell of Charlottesville, VA and five nieces and a nephew.

      Private service and burial were held at Rosebud Farm in Kuranda, Australia. [2]
    Person ID I1170  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2013 

    Father TRAPNELL, Richard Watkins,   b. 23 Mar 1919, Wilmington, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1989, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother ANDERSON, Jane Bemis 
    Family ID F482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 LELLIOTT, Gillian 
    Children 
     1. TRAPNELL, Jonathan Anderson Bigby
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ARMITAGE, Katherine 
    Children 
     1. TRAPNELL, Nathan Holmes
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1950 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jun 2011 - Kuranda, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard W Trapnell IV
    Richard W Trapnell IV

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

    2. [S539] Richard W. Trapnell IV Obituary.

    3. [S540] History of Rosebud Farm, In the 1970s, Rosebud Farm was run by nine young men (six Australians and three Americans) as an organic fruit and vegetable farm. Rich Trapnell, founder of Rosebud Farm Nursery, was one of the original nine.




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