Martin Sorensen Thorp

1877–1952 (Age 74)
Ansager, Ribe, Denmark

The Life of Martin Sorensen

When Martin Sorensen Thorp was born on 1 April 1877, in Ansager, Ribe, Denmark, his father, Hans Jürgen Torp, was 54 and his mother, Mette Marie Eskildsen, was 38. He married Fina Katrina (Katherine Josephine) Frank on 29 October 1912, in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 20 February 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Martin Sorensen Thorp
Fina Katrina (Katherine Josephine) Frank
Marriage: 29 October 1912
Bertha Camilla Thorpe

Spouse & Children

29 October 1912
Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States


  • Bertha Camilla Thorpe


Parents & Siblings

  • Hans Jürgen Torp


  • Mette Marie Eskildsen




  • Jorgen Christiansen Torp


  • Eskild Pedersen Torp


  • Martin Peder Christensen Torp


  • Ane Dorthea Torp


  • Female1866–1948Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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

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)

  • Martin Sørensen Trap in household of Hans Jørgen Tarp, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Martin Thorpe in household of Leonard F Hoffman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martin Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"

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