Ellen Marie Thorp

1900–1967 (Age 66)
Lohrville, Calhoun, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ellen Marie

When Ellen Marie Thorp was born on 13 July 1900, in Lohrville, Calhoun, Iowa, United States, her father, Ward Otis Tharp, was 23 and her mother, Alice Frances Welsh, was 20. She married John Hogan Thompson on 4 April 1917, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States in 1930 and St. Helens Election Precinct 3, Columbia, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 2 May 1967, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

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Ellen Marie Thorp
John Hogan Thompson
Marriage: 4 April 1917
Catherine Rebecca Thompson
Otis Joseph Thompson
Harold Thompson
John Thomas Thompson
Alice Mary Thompson

Spouse & Children

4 April 1917
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 7

Twin Falls County was founded 21 February 1907.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 18

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Ellen M Thompson in household of John H Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen M Tharp in household of Ward Tharp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Thompson in household of John Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"

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