Ellen Thorp

1921–2008 (Age 87)
Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Thorp was born on 8 May 1921, in Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa, United States, her father, Wayne Clarence Thorp, was 26 and her mother, Josephine Garrison, was 20. She had at least 1 daughter with Jack Hall. She died on 14 December 2008, in Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Ellen Thorp
1921–2008
Jack Hall
1917–1990
Jacqueline Hall
1948–1998

Spouse & Children

children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • Wayne Clarence Thorp

    Male1894–Male

  • Josephine Garrison

    Female1901–Female

siblings

(2)

  • Leonard Clarence Thorpe

    Male1919–1991Male

  • Female1921–2008Female

World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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 (1)

  • Ellen E Hall, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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