Jennie A Buchanan

25 May 1878–25 August 1964 (Age 86)
Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jennie A

When Jennie A Buchanan was born on 25 May 1878, in Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Buchanan, was 29 and her mother, Dorlisca Adelaide Thompson, was 32. She married Lester Amenza Thorpe on 20 November 1900, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 35 years. She died on 25 August 1964, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Amenza Thorpe
Jennie A Buchanan
Marriage: 20 November 1900
Dorothy Alcea Thorp
Gladys Dorliska Thorp
Howard Lester Thorp
Maxwell Charles Thorpe
Marshall Vernon Thorpe

Spouse and Children

20 November 1900
Dane, Wisconsin, United States


    Dorothy Alcea Thorp


    Gladys Dorliska Thorp


    Howard Lester Thorp


    Maxwell Charles Thorpe


    Marshall Vernon Thorpe


Parents and Siblings




    Charles F Buchanan


    John Charles Buchanan


    John B Buchanan


    James E Buchanan


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 5

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Thorpe in household of Lester Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie A Buchanan in household of Charles Buchanan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie Thorpe in household of Lester Thorpe, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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