Ford Edwin Thorpe

1915–2001 (Age 85)
Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of Ford Edwin

When Ford Edwin Thorpe was born on 1 November 1915, in Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, James Alfred Thorpe, was 31 and his mother, Maud May Gammell, was 29. He married Twyla Johns on 24 June 1937, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bristol, Lincoln, Nevada, United States for about 7 years and Palmyra, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 26 June 2001, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ford Edwin Thorpe
Twyla Johns
Marriage: 24 June 1937
Wayne J Thorpe

Spouse & Children

24 June 1937
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1920 · The Pioneer Museum Is Organized

Age 5

The Pioneer Museum was conceived in 1920 by women dedicated to preserving the pioneer heritage of the community. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization headed the effort and a museum was created for the collection of relics and written histories of the early pioneers.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ford Thorpe in household of Alferd J Thorpe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ford E Thorpe in household of James A Thorpe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ford E Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"

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