Ella Mary Thorp

1897–1968 (Age 71)
Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ella Mary

When Ella Mary Thorp was born on 8 January 1897, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, John Quincy Thorp, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Ellen Helmick, was 27. She married Lester Milton on 3 March 1917, in Marion, Iowa, United States. She lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 12 February 1968, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Ella Mary Thorp
Lester Milton
Marriage: 3 March 1917

Spouse & Children

  • Female1897–1968Female

  • Lester Milton


3 March 1917
Marion, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Quincy Thorp


  • Margaret Ellen Helmick




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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)

  • Mary Ellen Thorp in household of Maggie Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Mary Thorp, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ella Mary Thorp, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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