Joseph Barke Thorpe

Male29 January 1854–14 December 1938

Brief Life History of Joseph Barke

When Joseph Barke Thorpe was born on 29 January 1854, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thorpe, was 44 and his mother, Rosamund Bark, was 39. He married Sarah Jane Beless on 17 January 1884, in Needham, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 50 years. He died on 14 December 1938, at the age of 84, and was buried in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Barke Thorpe
Sarah Jane Beless
Marriage: 17 January 1884
Winnifred Rosamond Thorpe
Sarah Bessie Thorpe
Joseph Thorp
J. Oscroft Thorpe

Sources (27)

  • Joseph Thorp in entry for Joseph Jr Thorp, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Joseph Thorpe in household of Thomas Thorpe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph B Thorpe in entry for Sarah Bessie Thorpe, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    17 January 1884Needham, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 9

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 22

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English thorp(e) ‘village, hamlet, farmstead’ (Old Norse, Old English thorp ‘secondary settlement’). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in such a settlement, or habitational, for someone from any of several places called Thorp(e), which are most frequent in Yorkshire, the Midlands, and East Anglia. Compare Throop .

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

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