Marion Walter Thorp

1917–1985 (Age 68)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Marion Walter

When Marion Walter Thorp was born on 26 May 1917, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Walter L. Thorp, was 40 and his mother, Lottie Viola Hinkson, was 37. He married Ruth Opel Hopkins on 6 July 1941, in Kansas, United States. He lived in Pleasant Township, Lincoln, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Lincoln, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died in October 1985, at the age of 68.

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Marion Walter Thorp
Ruth Opel Hopkins
Marriage: 6 July 1941

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6 July 1941
Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 10

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (2)

  • Marion Thorp in household of Walter Thorp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion Thorp in household of Walter Thorp, "United States Census, 1920"

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