Benjamin Girault Lathrop

20 December 1871–9 January 1961 (Age 89)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Benjamin Girault

When Benjamin Girault Lathrop was born on 20 December 1871, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Benjamin Gordon Lathrop, was 56 and his mother, Mary C. Robinson, was 45. He married Isabel Stevens Harris on 1 June 1892, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Cannes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France in 1935 and Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1961, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Benjamin Girault Lathrop
Isabel Stevens Harris
Marriage: 1 June 1892
Isabel Stevens Lathrop
Sylvia Alexandria Lathrop
Elsie Gordon Katherine Lathrop

Spouse and Children

1 June 1892
Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Lothrop . Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from Layerthorpe in York, which is named from Old Norse leirr ‘clay’ or leira ‘clayey place’ + þorp ‘outlying farmstead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benj G Lathrop in household of Walter Turnbull, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Lathrop, "United States Census, 1940"
  • B G Lathrop Jr in entry for Turnbull and Virginia Lathrop Turnbull, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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