Bertha Julia Thorp

1894–1975 (Age 81)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Bertha Julia

When Bertha Julia Thorp was born on 18 February 1894, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Frank B. Thorp, was 21 and her mother, Laura G Vansant, was 18. She married Clelland Richard Barton on 8 July 1913, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. She lived in Wilmington Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1900. She died on 14 March 1975, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ohio, United States.

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Bertha Julia Thorp
Clelland Richard Barton
Marriage: 8 July 1913

Spouse & Children

8 July 1913
Franklin, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Frank B. Thorp


  • Female1875–1955Female



  • Female1892–1975Female

  • Female1894–1975Female

  • Alvin Thorp


  • Lillian Emma Thorp


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1910 · Battleship USS Delaware Commissioned

Age 16

"The USS Delaware was commissioned on November 10, 1910. This was ship number six that had been named after the """"first state."""" It was top of the line but during WWI never saw battle."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Bertha J Dillman in household of Laura G Thorp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Thorp in household of Frank Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Julia Thorp in household of Frank B Thorp, "United States Census, 1910"

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