Marjory Ellen Thorp

1903–1977 (Age 73)
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Life of Marjory Ellen

When Marjory Ellen Thorp was born on 12 December 1903, in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, her father, Frederick Thorp, was 25 and her mother, Charlotte Maude Cooper, was 23. She married James Bascomb Ellis in 1942, in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. She died on 10 February 1977, in Taupo, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, at the age of 73.

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Marjory Ellen Thorp
James Bascomb Ellis
Marriage: 1942

Spouse & Children

Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales

Parents & Siblings

  • Frederick Thorp


  • Charlotte Maude Cooper




World Events (8)


Age 4

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 4

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 20

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

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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