Bessie Pearl Thorp

1877–1943 (Age 65)
Franklin Township, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bessie Pearl

When Bessie Pearl Thorp was born on 17 July 1877, in Franklin Township, Portage, Ohio, United States, her father, Clark N. Thorp, was 35 and her mother, Anna McKelvey, was 33. She married Clarence Livingstone Bloxham on 8 September 1904, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1943. She died in 1943, at the age of 66, and was buried in Skokie, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Bessie Pearl Thorp
Clarence Livingstone Bloxham
Marriage: 8 September 1904
Clarence Russell Bloxham
Donald Thorp Bloxham
Marjorie Anne Bloxham
William Robert Bloxham
Raymond T Bloxham

Spouse & Children

8 September 1904
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


  • Clarence Russell Bloxham


  • Donald Thorp Bloxham


  • Marjorie Anne Bloxham


  • Male1911–1998Male

  • Raymond T Bloxham


Parents & Siblings

  • Clark N. Thorp


  • Anna McKelvey




  • Walter Eugene Thorp


  • Leon Ernest Thorp


  • Female1877–1943Female

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Cleveland School of Art

Age 5

Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Peall T Bloxham in household of Clana L Bloxham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Thorpe in household of Clake M Thorpe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Pearl Bloxham in household of Clarence Bloxham, "United States Census, 1930"

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