Blanche Alma Thorp

1889–1969 (Age 80)
Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States

The Life of Blanche Alma

When Blanche Alma Thorp was born on 4 February 1889, in Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States, her father, Winfield Scott Thorp, was 28 and her mother, Mary Frances Mason, was 25. She married William Merritt Saunders on 31 May 1909, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sparta Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 21 October 1969, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Blanche Alma Thorp
William Merritt Saunders
Marriage: 31 May 1909
Carl Saunders
Infant Saunders
Wesley Armond Saunders
William Albert Saunders
Mary Nordelle Saunders
Carl Bartlett Saunders Sr

Spouse & Children

31 May 1909
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States


  • Carl Saunders


  • Infant Saunders


  • Wesley Armond Saunders


  • William Albert Saunders


  • Female1917–1991Female

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Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 9

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Blanche Thorp in household of W S Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Blanche Saunders in household of William Saunders, "United States Census, 1940"
  • A Blanche Saunders in household of M William Saunders, "United States Census, 1930"

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