Jennie M. Thorpe

11 February 1869–9 August 1953 (Age 84)
Union Township, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jennie M.

When Jennie M. Thorpe was born on 11 February 1869, in Union Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, George P. Thorpe, was 33 and her mother, Ellen Whalen, was 34. She married Scott Emerson Day on 6 November 1890, in Valley Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 9 August 1953, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Levi W Pullman
Jennie M. Thorpe
Marriage: 3 July 1915
Lulu M Pullman

Spouse and Children

3 July 1915
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States


    Lulu M Pullman


Parents and Siblings

    George P. Thorpe


    Ellen Whalen




    Anna J. Thorpe



    Mary E Thorpe


    Maurice W. Thorpe


    Albert Wesley Thorpe


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Day in household of Scott E Day, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Pullman in household of Lee W Pullman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie M Pullman in household of Lee W Pullman, "United States Census, 1930"

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