Bessie Ellen Thorp

1897–1932 (Age 35)
Clover Township, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bessie Ellen

When Bessie Ellen Thorp was born in May 1897, in Clover Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, her father, John Jackson Thorp, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Jane Osborn, was 24. She lived in Woodhull, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 28 April 1932, in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Clover Township, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jackson Thorp
Sarah Jane Osborn
Maybell Pearl Thorp
John Raymond Thorp
Henry Allison Thorp
Bessie Ellen Thorp
Louis E. Thorp

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1853–1929Male

  • Sarah Jane Osborn




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 10

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Bessie E Thorp in household of John J Thorp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Ellen Thorp in household of John J Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Ellen Johnson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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