Elsie Ruth Thorp

1911–1978 (Age 67)
Throckmorton, Throckmorton, Texas, United States

The Life of Elsie Ruth

When Elsie Ruth Thorp was born on 1 February 1911, in Throckmorton, Throckmorton, Texas, United States, her father, David Calvin Thorp, was 36 and her mother, Cora Estelle Wilkinson, was 18. She married George Irvin Guenther on 24 July 1942, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States. She lived in Newcastle, Young, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 6, Young, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 13 February 1978, in Burlington Junction, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67.

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Elsie Ruth Thorp
George Irvin Guenther
Marriage: 24 July 1942

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24 July 1942
Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States

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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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 3

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 18

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (2)

  • Elsie R Tharp in household of David C Tharp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie R Tharp in household of David C Tharp, "United States Census, 1930"

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