Bertha M. Thorp

1899–1996 (Age 97)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Bertha M.

Bertha M. Thorp was born on 15 November 1899, in Mississippi, United States. She married William Landon Oliphant on 4 October 1917, in Oaks, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 16 November 1996, in Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 97.

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Bertha M. Thorp
1899–1996
William Landon Oliphant
1900–1947
Marriage: 4 October 1917

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1917
Oaks, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 8

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 26

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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.

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