Forrest Dow Thorpe

1912–1988 (Age 76)
Lemmon, Perkins, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Forrest Dow

When Forrest Dow Thorpe was born on 7 March 1912, in Lemmon, Perkins, South Dakota, United States, his father, Howard Thorpe, was 33 and his mother, Blanche Stephenson, was 29. He married Sylvia Cooley on 14 October 1951. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1952 and lived in South Dakota, United States in 1925 and Election District 15, Campbell, Wyoming, United States in 1930. He died on 18 February 1988, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Forrest Dow Thorpe
Sylvia Cooley
Marriage: 14 October 1951

Spouse & Children

14 October 1951

Parents & Siblings



  • Lyndell Howard Thorpe


  • Male1912–1988Male

  • Norma Dee Thorpe


  • Male1914–1987Male

  • Leland E Thorpe


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 1

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Forest Thorp, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • Forest D Thorpe in household of August O Uelrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Forrest Thorpe, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"

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