Bertelle Elizabeth Thorp

1911–1998 (Age 86)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bertelle Elizabeth

When Bertelle Elizabeth Thorp was born on 10 September 1911, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Frank Thomas Thorp, was 24 and her mother, Bertell Emma Perkins, was 22. She married Cecil Franklin Cavanah in 1929. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 20 February 1998, in Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Carson City, Nevada, United States, at the age of 86.

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Bertelle Elizabeth Thorp
Cecil Franklin Cavanah
Marriage: 1929
Cecil Franklin Cavanah Jr
John Franklin Cavanah

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Bertell E Thorp, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Thorp, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
  • Burtell Elizabeth Thorpe, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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