Betty Jo Thorp

1929–2007 (Age 78)
Sugar Creek Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life of Betty Jo

When Betty Jo Thorp was born in 1929, in Sugar Creek Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, John Joshua Thorp, was 26 and her mother, Ella Elizabeth Parrish, was 17. She had at least 1 son with Alvin Leiker. She died on 14 July 2007, at the age of 78, and was buried in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Betty Jo Thorp
Alvin Leiker
Stephen D, Leiker

Spouse & Children

  • Female1929–2007Female

  • Alvin Leiker




  • Stephen D, Leiker


Parents & Siblings



  • Dorothy Thorp


  • Female1929–2007Female

  • Female1932–2015Female

  • John Hampton Thorp


  • James Franklin Thorp


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 2

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Betty Alene Thorpe in household of John Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Alene Thorpe in household of John Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jo Thorp Gothard, "Find A Grave Index"

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