Sylvestor Thorp

1922–2000 (Age 78)
Washingtonville, Blooming Grove, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Sylvestor

When Sylvestor Thorp was born on 13 May 1922, in Washingtonville, Blooming Grove, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Wiliam Taylor Thorp, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Smith Earle Thorp, was 36. He lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Orange, New York, United States in 1930. He died on 10 May 2000, in Castle Point, Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Wiliam Taylor Thorp
Harriet Smith Earle Thorp
Sylvestor Thorp
Calvin C. Thorp

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1891–1977Male

  • Harriet Smith Earle Thorp




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (2)

  • Slyvestor Thorpe in household of William T Thorpe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvester M Thorp, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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