Bertha Catherine Thorp

1882–1951 (Age 68)
Dayville, Grant, Oregon, United States

The Life of Bertha Catherine

When Bertha Catherine Thorp was born in March 1882, in Dayville, Grant, Oregon, United States, her father, James Thomas Thorp, was 22 and her mother, Ella Maryann Jane Aldrich, was 21. She married Anderson Ansley Wilson on 22 October 1898, in Grant, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in South Fork, Grant, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Mississippi Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1910. She died on 5 January 1951, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Catherine Thorp
Anderson Ansley Wilson
Marriage: 22 October 1898
Harry William Wilson
Henry James Wilson
Chauncey B Wilson
Norma Mae Wilson
Alma Eurena Wilson
Raymond Wilson

Spouse & Children

22 October 1898
Grant, Oregon, United States


  • Harry William Wilson


  • Henry James Wilson


  • Chauncey B Wilson


  • Norma Mae Wilson


  • Alma Eurena Wilson


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • James Thomas Thorp


  • Ella Maryann Jane Aldrich




World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
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)

  • Bertha Wilson in household of Anderson Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Thorp in household of John E Noble, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Thorp in entry for Marion Floyd Lewis and Norma Wilson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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