Bessie Lee Thorp

1887–1933 (Age 46)
Saline, Missouri, United States

The Life of Bessie Lee

When Bessie Lee Thorp was born on 3 March 1887, in Saline, Missouri, United States, her father, Richard Jackson Thorp, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Furr, was 31. She married Elbert Marvin Sprigg about 1907, in Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Blackwater Township, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Salt Fork Township, Saline, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 June 1933, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Napton, Saline, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bessie Lee Thorp
Elbert Marvin Sprigg
Marriage: about 1907
Richard William Sprigg
Elbert Marvin Sprigg
Kenneth L. Sprigg

Spouse & Children

  • Female1887–1933Female

  • Elbert Marvin Sprigg


about 1907
Saline, Missouri, United States


  • Male1910–1984Male

  • Elbert Marvin Sprigg


  • Kenneth L. Sprigg


Parents & Siblings

  • Richard Jackson Thorp


  • Female1855–1911Female



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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 3

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 13

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Bessie Lee Abney in household of Guy Abney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bisan Thorp in household of R Thorp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Spriggs in household of E M Spriggs, "United States Census, 1910"

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