Elsie Verdona Thorp

1900–1968 (Age 68)
Randolph, Randolph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elsie Verdona

When Elsie Verdona Thorp was born on 23 May 1900, in Randolph, Randolph, Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Clevenger Thorpe, was 30 and her mother, Viola Ellen Moore, was 28. She married James A. Barmore on 5 April 1923, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. She lived in Greensfork Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 August 1968, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elsie Verdona Thorp
James A. Barmore
Marriage: 5 April 1923

Spouse & Children

5 April 1923
Wayne, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Clevenger Thorpe


  • Viola Ellen Moore




  • Female1888–1964Female

  • Ethel Bess Thorpe


  • Harrison Leroy Thorpe


  • Florence M Thorpe


  • Ira Demar Thorpe


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 6

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 18

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Elsie V Thorpe in household of Thomas C Thorpe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie V Tharp in household of Thomas C Tharp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elsie Barmore in household of James Barmore, "United States Census, 1940"

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