Forrest O. Thorpe

1902–1995 (Age 93)
Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Forrest O.

Forrest O. Thorpe was born on 19 April 1902, in Ashland, Ohio, United States as the son of Alva M. Thorpe and Ada M. Hawkins. He married Laurel L Landis on 22 April 1935, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1995. He died on 12 April 1995, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Forrest O. Thorpe
Laurel L Landis
Marriage: 22 April 1935
Kenneth Thorpe

Spouse & Children

22 April 1935
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Kenneth Thorpe


Parents & Siblings

  • Alva M. Thorpe


  • Ada M. Hawkins




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 11

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Forrest Thorpe in entry for Kenneth Thorpe, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Forrest O. Thorpe, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Forrest O Thorpe, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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