Bertha Ellen Thorp

1914–2014 (Age 100)
Republic, Kansas, United States

The Life of Bertha Ellen

When Bertha Ellen Thorp was born on 12 February 1914, in Republic, Kansas, United States, her father, Owen Lovejoy Thorp, was 54 and her mother, Elsie E Thinius, was 41. She lived in Norway, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 8 June 2014, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Ellen Thorp
Ray Elza Murdock

Spouse & Children

  • Female1914–2014Female

  • Ray Elza Murdock


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1897–1999Female

  • Rasmus Thorp


  • Male1900–1991Male

  • Felicia Fern Thorp


  • Edythe Thorpe


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 13

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (1)

  • Bertha Thorp in household of Owen L Thorp, "United States Census, 1920"

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