George Ransom Thorp

3 February 1833–November 1891
East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Ransom

When George Ransom Thorp was christened on 3 February 1833, in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Garrett Thorpe, was 25 and his mother, Lorana Scovill, was 20. He married Eliza Jane Baty on 1 July 1866, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Marion Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died in November 1891, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58.

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George Ransom Thorp
Eliza Jane Baty
Marriage: 1 July 1866
Oliver Zebriska Thorpe
Lavinia Thorp
Lorana Valetta Thorp
James Thorp
Francis Whitney Thorp
William E Thorp
John Garfield Thorp

Spouse and Children

1 July 1866
Marshall, Iowa, United States


    Oliver Zebriska Thorpe



    James Thorp


    Francis Whitney Thorp


    Lavinia Thorp


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Thorpe .2 Scandinavian: variant of Torp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Geo R Thorp, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • George Thorp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ransom Thorp in household of Gerrit Thorp, "United States Census, 1850"

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