Elton Clarence Thorp

1925–2013 (Age 87)
Dawson, Texas, United States

The Life of Elton Clarence

When Elton Clarence Thorp was born on 1 April 1925, in Dawson, Texas, United States, his father, Acie Thorp, was 40 and his mother, Vernia Elmira Myers, was 37. He married Wilma Bernice Brannon on 21 April 1946, in Roswell, Bosque, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Dawson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 March 2013, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Dawson County Cemetery, Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States.

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Elton Clarence Thorp
Wilma Bernice Brannon
Marriage: 21 April 1946
Roy Blane Thorp

Spouse & Children

21 April 1946
Roswell, Bosque, Texas, United States


  • Roy Blane Thorp


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 (3)

  • Elton Thorpe in household of Acie Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence E Thorp in household of Acil Thorp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elton Clarence Thorp, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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