Frances Thorpe

1869–1961 (Age 91)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Thorpe was born on 26 October 1869, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Reuben Thorpe, was 42 and her mother, Rebecca Ann Collins, was 43. She married Ethelbert Thomas in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Stewart Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Ohiopyle, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died in 1961, at the age of 92, and was buried in Irwin Memorial Cemetery, Ohiopyle, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frances Thorpe
Ethelbert Thomas

Spouse & Children

Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Reuben Thorpe


  • Rebecca Ann Collins




  • William Henry Thorpe


  • Female1854–1936Female

  • Sarah Jane Tharp


  • Alfred Mason Tharp


  • Clara Thorpe


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 8

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Frances Thorp in household of Ruben Thorp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis T Thomas in household of Ethelbert Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fannie Thorpe in household of Rheben Thorpe, "United States Census, 1880"

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