Elmer Ambrose Thorp

1882–1951 (Age 68)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Elmer Ambrose

When Elmer Ambrose Thorp was born on 21 November 1882, in Michigan, United States, his father, Ambrose Washington Thorp, was 30 and his mother, Susan Harris, was 21. He married Laura Elizabeth Legg on 15 March 1902. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kingston Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1951, in Kingston, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kingston, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Elmer Ambrose Thorp
Laura Elizabeth Legg
Marriage: 15 March 1902
Ambrose W. Thorp
Mary Elizabeth Thorp
Paul J Thorp
Delphin H Thorp
Susan Laline Thorp
Hettie Maude Thorp
Duane Elmer Thorp
Nelda Laura Thorp

Spouse & Children

15 March 1902


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Parents & Siblings

  • Ambrose Washington Thorp


  • Susan Harris




  • Maud Susan or Mamie Thorp


  • Eleanor Samantha or Ella Thorp


  • Male1882–1951Male

  • Male1889–Male

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Elmer Thorpe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer A Thorp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer A Thorp, "United States Census, 1930"

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