John William Thorpe

Male28 December 1872–1930

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Thorpe was born on 28 December 1872, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Thorpe, was 30 and his mother, Grace Thursby, was 31. He married Margaret Jane Bruce on 13 March 1897, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Brightside, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1930, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

John William Thorpe
Margaret Jane Bruce
Marriage: 13 March 1897
William Thorpe
Joseph Thorpe
George Thorpe
Arthur Thorpe
John Thorpe
Harry Thorpe

Sources (7)

  • John W Thorpe in household of George Thorpe, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John William Thorpe in entry for Margaret Jane Bruce, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"
  • John W Thorpe in household of George Thorpe, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1897Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 8

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 12

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


    Age 36

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English thorp(e) ‘village, hamlet, farmstead’ (Old Norse, Old English thorp ‘secondary settlement’). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in such a settlement, or habitational, for someone from any of several places called Thorp(e), which are most frequent in Yorkshire, the Midlands, and East Anglia. Compare Throop .

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

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