Bert M Thorp Sr

1870–1956 (Age 85)
Martin, Ottawa, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bert M

When Bert M Thorp Sr was born on 27 July 1870, in Martin, Ottawa, Ohio, United States, his father, Amisa Henry Thorp, was 34 and his mother, Lucy A. Cornell, was 33. He married Anna Murphy on 2 March 1892, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pine River Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Blanchard, Rolland Township, Isabella, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 12 February 1956, in Crystal, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Bert M Thorp Sr
Anna Murphy
Marriage: 2 March 1892
Bert Bartholomew Thorp
Willard James Thorp
Elton Thorp
Alva John Thorpe
Mildred Thorp
Ann Marie Thorpe

Spouse & Children

  • Male1870–1956Male

  • Anna Murphy


2 March 1892
Lorain, Ohio, United States


  • Bert Bartholomew Thorp


  • Willard James Thorp


  • Elton Thorp


  • Alva John Thorpe


  • Mildred Thorp


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Amisa Henry Thorp


  • Lucy A. Cornell




  • Willson Thorp


  • George E Thorp


  • Male1870–1956Male

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Bert Thorp in entry for Bert B Thorp, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Burt Thorpe in household of Elmer Jones, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bert Thorp, "United States Census, 1920"

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