Elvie E Thorp

1891–1972 (Age 80)
Bertram, Burnet, Texas, United States

The Life of Elvie E

When Elvie E Thorp was born on 11 September 1891, in Bertram, Burnet, Texas, United States, her father, William Thomas Thorp, was 23 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Wilks, was 25. She married James Covington Rainwater on 20 September 1911, in Concho, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Concho, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Concho, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 18 May 1972, in Eden, Concho, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Millersview, Concho, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elvie E Thorp
James Covington Rainwater
Marriage: 20 September 1911
Daro Delsie Ramwater
Woodrow Wilson Rainwater
Joe Rainwater
James Orvin Rainwater
Lula Dean Rainwater

Spouse & Children

  • Female1891–1972Female

  • James Covington Rainwater


20 September 1911
Concho, Texas, United States


  • Daro Delsie Ramwater


  • Woodrow Wilson Rainwater


  • Joe Rainwater


  • James Orvin Rainwater


  • Female1922–1998Female

Parents & Siblings

  • William Thomas Thorp


  • Mary Elizabeth Wilks




  • Male1888–1969Male

  • Female1891–1972Female

  • Female1894–1971Female

  • Francis Hardin Thorp


  • Charles A Thorp


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Eva Rainwater in household of Jim Rainwater, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elvie Rainwater in household of James Rainwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvie Rainwater in household of Jim C Rainwater, "United States Census, 1920"

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