Forrest Howard Thorpe

1875–1956 (Age 81)
Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of Forrest Howard

When Forrest Howard Thorpe was born on 4 February 1875, in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry A. Thorpe, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Eckstine, was 26. He married Emma M. Meese on 19 September 1900, in Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died in May 1956, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 81.

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Forrest Howard Thorpe
Emma M. Meese
Marriage: 19 September 1900
Howard Thorpe

Spouse & Children

19 September 1900
Summit, Ohio, United States


  • Howard Thorpe


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry A. Thorpe


  • Mary Jane Eckstine




  • Mary Catherine Thorpe


  • Male1875–1956Male

  • Harriet S. Thorpe


  • Elmina B. Thorpe


  • Sarah Jane Thorpe


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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 3

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Forest H Thorpe in household of Henry M Thorpe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Forest H Thorpe in household of Henry A Thorpe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thorp, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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