Ellen Thorp

Texas, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Thorp was born in May 1897, in Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Louis Thorp, was 36 and her mother, Lula Irwin, was 29. She had at least 2 sons with Lonnie Gilbert Hill. She lived in Commissioner's Precinct 3, Gaines, Texas, United States in 1940. She was buried in Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico, United States.

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Ellen Thorp
Lonnie Gilbert Hill
Lonnie Gilbert Hill Jr.
Phillip L. Hill

Spouse & Children



  • Lonnie Gilbert Hill Jr.


  • Phillip L. Hill


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1891–1937Female

  • Female1893–1977Female

  • Bessie Thorp


  • Female1897–1982Female

  • Sarah A Thorp


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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 15

New Mexico is the 47th state.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 26

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

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)

  • Ellen Hill in household of Lonnie G Hill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Thorp in entry for Hill, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Ellen T. Hill, "BillionGraves Index"

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