Susie Thorp

1884–1948 (Age 64)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Susie

When Susie Thorp was born on 5 January 1884, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Frank W. Thorp, was 39 and her mother, Jessica A. Gardner, was 35. She married William Herman Vathke on 14 August 1907, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 27 May 1948, at the age of 64, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Susie Thorp
William Herman Vathke
Marriage: 14 August 1907
Wilbur Jess Vathke
Howard Vathke

Spouse & Children

14 August 1907
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank W. Thorp


  • Jessica A. Gardner




  • William Thorp


  • Jessie Jane Thorpe


  • Thorp


  • Male1878–1944Male

  • Daniel Thorp


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

Age 3

In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Susie Vathke in household of William Vathke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sue Vathke in household of William Vathke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Susie Vathke in household of William Vathke, "United States Census, 1920"

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