William Marshall Tharp

28 June 1840–10 June 1919 (Age 78)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Marshall

When William Marshall Tharp was born on 28 June 1840, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Hezekiah D Tharp, was 48 and his mother, Huldah Cox, was 43. He married Martha Matilda Witham on 16 January 1865, in Scotland, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Vernon Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Vernon, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 10 June 1919, in Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Marshall Tharp
Martha Matilda Witham
Marriage: 16 January 1865
Ada Belle Tharp
John T Tharp

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1865Scotland, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    The USGS Database describes Mount Sterling as a City, Locale, Populated Place Place, Railroad Station. Mount Sterling Post Office Opened as Union Corners 11/11/1847. Name changed to Mount Sterling 02/22/1854 and discontinued 02/01/1985. Became Community Post Office of Cantril.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 21
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Thorpe .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (24)

    • William in entry for Anna Louise Long, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Marshall Tharp in household of Hezekiah D Tharp, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Marshall Tharp in entry for Mary Ann Tharp, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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