Susie Thorp

1890–1951 (Age 61)
Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Susie

When Susie Thorp was born on 24 April 1890, in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Henry H Tharpe, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Jane Clementine Gibson, was 22. She married Peter Marvin Orr about 1907, in Lee, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hurricane Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Jonesville Magisterial District, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 18 August 1951, in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Lee Memorial Park, Woodway, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Susie Thorp
Peter Marvin Orr
Marriage: about 1907
Fred Morrison Orr
Thelma Vaughn Orr
Elsie Adeline Orr
Robert Harold Orr
Joseph Edgar Orr Sr
Don Orr

Spouse & Children

about 1907
Lee, Virginia, United States


  • Male1908–1972Male

  • Thelma Vaughn Orr


  • Elsie Adeline Orr


  • Robert Harold Orr


  • Joseph Edgar Orr Sr


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Susie Orr in household of Marvin Orr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Susie Orr in household of Peter M Orr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Susie Orr in household of Marvin Orr, "United States Census, 1940"

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