Betty Jo Thorp

1936–2012 (Age 76)
Texas, United States

The Life of Betty Jo

When Betty Jo Thorp was born in 1936, in Texas, United States, her father, Forrest Floyd Thorp, was 26 and her mother, Lottie Lou Prentice, was 22. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 May 2012, in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 76.

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Forrest Floyd Thorp
Lottie Lou Prentice
Bobby Gene Thorp
Betty Jo Thorp
Betty Jo Thorp
Donny Ray Thorp

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1932–2004Male

  • Female1936–2012Female

  • Donny Ray Thorp


  • Betty Jo Thorp


World Events (8)

1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 4

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 13

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1963 · Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Age 27

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas at 12:30pm. He was riding in a presidential motorcade by Jacqueline (his wife), with John Connally (Texas Governor) and Connally's wife (Nellie). President Kennedy was pronounced dead in Parkland Memorial Hospital within thirty minutes of the shooting.

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)

  • Betty Jo Thorp in household of Forrest F Thorp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jo Thorp, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Mrs Betty Jo Gray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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