Bertha May Thorp

New York, United States

The Life of Bertha May

When Bertha May Thorp was born on 7 November 1886, in New York, United States, her father, Alva Alonzo Thorp, was 25 and her mother, Georgia Paddock, was 16. She had at least 2 daughters with Donald Carl Richardson. She lived in Albion, Oswego, New York, United States in 1905 and Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Bertha May Thorp
Donald Carl Richardson
Jennie I Richardson
Marion Elizabeth Richardson

Spouse & Children



  • Jennie I Richardson


  • Marion Elizabeth Richardson


Parents & Siblings

  • Alva Alonzo Thorp


  • Female1869–1960Female



  • Female1886–Female

  • Charles Frank Thorp


  • William Thorp


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of 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.

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Thorp in household of Alva Thorp, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Bertha Thorp in household of Alva Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Richardson in household of Don Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"

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