Martha Skelton Thorp

1884–1973 (Age 88)
Burley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha Skelton

When Martha Skelton Thorp was born on 20 October 1884, in Burley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Wilson Thorp, was 37 and her mother, Clara Maria Gibson, was 35. She lived in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 5 April 1973, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilson Thorp
Clara Maria Gibson
Augusta Thorpe
Martha Skelton Thorp

Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Wilson Thorp


  • Clara Maria Gibson




World Events (7)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 20

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 24

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 31

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

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)

  • Martha S Thorpe in household of Harry Wilson Thorpe, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Martha S Thorp in household of Henry W Thorp, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Martha Skelton Thorp in household of Clara Maria Thorp, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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