Elwood Franklin Thorp

1897–1960 (Age 63)
Brothersvalley Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elwood Franklin

When Elwood Franklin Thorp was born on 30 April 1897, in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William H Thorpe, was 26 and his mother, Ellenora Sarver, was 24. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Blanche Crossen. He lived in Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 9 October 1960, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Twinsburg, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elwood Franklin Thorp
Blanche Crossen
Clyde William Thorpe
Evelyn Arbuteas Thorpe
J Vincent Thorpe

Spouse & Children



  • Clyde William Thorpe


  • Evelyn Arbuteas Thorpe


  • Male1923–1944Male

Parents & Siblings



  • Lulu B. Thorpe


  • Female1894–1981Female

  • Allie G. Thorpe


  • Male1897–1960Male

  • Mariam Viola Thorp


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Elwood F Thorp in household of William H Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elwood F Thorp in household of William H Thorp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elwood Thorp, "United States Census, 1920"

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