Elmer VanRensselaer Thorp

1886–1943 (Age 57)
Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elmer VanRensselaer

When Elmer VanRensselaer Thorp was born on 9 September 1886, in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Wilmot VanRennselaer Thorp, was 24 and his mother, Laura Jane Norton, was 23. He married Kathryn I. Davidson on 14 September 1911, in Wittenberg, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Elderon, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Franzen, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 5 October 1943, in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Elmer VanRensselaer Thorp
Kathryn I. Davidson
Marriage: 14 September 1911

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14 September 1911
Wittenberg, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 6

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 16

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Elmer A Thorp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer Thorp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer V Thorp, "United States Census, 1930"

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