Thorpe, Sidney Ernest (1889-1959)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1009.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1009.

Sidney Ernest Thorpe was a driver for the baking firm of Shelly Brothers. He lived at 996 Denman Street in 1915.

 

Family Background

Sidney Ernest Thorpe was born on April 22, 1889, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. His parents were Henry Watts Thorpe (1842-1916) and Mary Jane Button (1849-1919). Henry and Mary were married in Lowestoft on September 30, 1877.

Ancestry.com. Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Name: Mary Jam [Jane] Edwards [Mary Jam [Jane] Button]; Gender: Female; Age: 28; Birth Date: abt 1849; Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1877; Marriage Place: Lowestoft, St John, Suffolk, England; Father: Frederick Button; Spouse: Henry Watte [Watts] Thorp.

Ancestry.com. Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Name: Mary Jam [Jane] Edwards [Mary Jam [Jane] Button]; Gender: Female; Age: 28; Birth Date: abt 1849; Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1877; Marriage Place: Lowestoft, St John, Suffolk, England; Father: Frederick Button; Spouse: Henry Watte [Watts] Thorp.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Henry Watts Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1916; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 11 Jan 1917; Registry: Ipswich

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Henry Watts Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1916; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 11 Jan 1917; Registry: Ipswich.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Mary Jane Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1919; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 10 Feb 1920; Registry: Ipswich.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Mary Jane Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1919; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 10 Feb 1920; Registry: Ipswich.

 

Early Life in England

Until 1911, Sidney lived with his parents in Lowestoft.

About 1904 he began working as a carter (or carman), which required him to drive horse-drawn vehicles for transporting goods.

In 1911 he was a carter for a local bakery.

 

Travel to Canada

On May 6, 1911, Sidney sailed to Canada on the S.S. Pretoria, which landed in Quebec City, Quebec, in May 1911.

His destination was Vancouver, and he was planning to work as a farmer.

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL4-BVS : 11 March 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, May 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4775, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL4-BVS : 11 March 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, May 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4775, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Sidney first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913. He was living at 542 Broadway and working as a teamster. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1913 542 Broadway
1914 835 West Eighth Avenue
1915 996 Denman Street
1916 and 1917 No address under Vancouver names
1918 702 Heather Street
1919 No address under Vancouver names (S. Thorpe)
1920 and 1921 3563 Heather Street
19221 Not listed under Vancouver names

 

Marriage to Frances

By 1914, Sidney was working for Shelly Brothers. (Further information on this firm appears on the page for Shelly Brothers: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/business-names/shelly-brothers/.)

(The photograph below shows a Shelly Brothers wagon with an unidentified man as the driver.)

Shelly's horse drawn bread wagon - 601 West 10th Avenue; June 15, 1923; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 21577; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/402/21577.jpg.

Shelly’s horse drawn bread wagon – 601 West 10th Avenue; June 15, 1923; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 21577; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/402/21577.jpg.

On December 2, 1914, in Vancouver, Sidney married Frances Elizabeth Knight. According to the marriage registration, Frances was born in Kilburn, London, England; her parents were John Knight and Eliza Pateman.

In 1921, Sidney and Frances travelled to Los Angeles, California on the Great Northern Railway. They entered the United States at Blaine, Washington.

National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Index to Aliens, Not Including Filipinos, East Indians, and Chinese, Arriving by Vessel or at the Land Border at Seattle, Washington; NAI Number: 2945984; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A3691; Roll Number: 15. Name: Sidney E. Thorpe; Gender: Male; Nationality: Canadian; Arrival Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1889; Birth Place: Lowestaft, England; Arrival date: 19 Sep 1921; Ship Name: G.N. [Great Northern: train].

National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Index to Aliens, Not Including Filipinos, East Indians, and Chinese, Arriving by Vessel or at the Land Border at Seattle, Washington; NAI Number: 2945984; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A3691; Roll Number: 15. Name: Sidney E. Thorpe; Gender: Male; Nationality: Canadian; Arrival Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1889; Birth Place: Lowestaft, England; Arrival date: 19 Sep 1921; Ship Name: G.N. [Great Northern: train].

In March 1924, Sidney applied to become a naturalized United States citizen. He was a route foreman, probably working for a bakery. He and Frances were living at 2100 Oak Glen Place in Los Angeles.

2100 Oak Glen Place, Los Angeles, California; Google streets, searched June 16, 2018; image dated July 2015.

2100 Oak Glen Place, Los Angeles, California; Google streets, searched June 16, 2018; image dated July 2015.

In February 1928, Sidney and Frances were divorced.

The Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1928, page 18, column 3 [excerpts].

The Los Angeles Times, February 22, 1928, page 18, column 3 [excerpts].

In 1930, Frances was living in Los Angeles and working as a housekeeper in a private home. She stayed in California until May 1938, when she went to British Columbia.

In 1938 and 1939 she tried to return to the United States, but she was debarred, which meant that the American authorities would not let her enter the U.S.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe; Gender: Female; Age: 42; Marital Status: Divorced; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1896; Birth Place: LONDON, Eng.; Arrival date: 3 Dec 1938; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Ship Name: Emp of Britain; Residence Place: Lynn Valley, BC.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe; Gender: Female; Age: 42; Marital Status: Divorced; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1896; Birth Place: LONDON, Eng.; Arrival date: 3 Dec 1938; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Ship Name: Emp of Britain; Residence Place: Lynn Valley, BC.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 022. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe [Frances Elizabeth Knight]; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: English; Age: 42; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1897; Birth Place: London, England; Arrival date: 13 Feb 1939; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 022. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe [Frances Elizabeth Knight]; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: English; Age: 42; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1897; Birth Place: London, England; Arrival date: 13 Feb 1939; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

There is no further specific information available for Frances. (A woman named Frances Elizabeth Knight died in Surrey, British Columbia on June 8, 1975. According to the death registration, she was born on July 29, 1885. No further details are available for her, and it is not certain that this is the same person who married Sidney Thorpe.)

 

Marriage to Adelaide

By 1930, Sidney was living on Worthen Avenue in Los Angeles. He was a route foreman for a bakery.

On April 23, 1932, in Glendale, California, Sidney married Adelaide Dix, who was a silk presser. She was born in London, England on July 19, 1890. Her parents were John Thomas Prior (1852-1913) and Emily Mary Butfield (1863-1952).

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: John Thomas Prior; Death Date: 2 Dec 1913; Death Place: Essex, England; Probate Date: 23 Dec 1913; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: John Thomas Prior; Death Date: 2 Dec 1913; Death Place: Essex, England; Probate Date: 23 Dec 1913; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Emily Mary Prior; Death Date: 10 Apr 1952; Death Place: London, England; Probate Date: 28 May 1952; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Emily Mary Prior; Death Date: 10 Apr 1952; Death Place: London, England; Probate Date: 28 May 1952; Registry: London, England.

Adelaide had been married before, to Henry T. Dix. Their marriage was in 1917 in West Ham, Essex, England. It appears that Henry was born about 1890, and that he died in West Ham in 1926. Henry Dix and Adelaide had a daughter named Prudence Adelaide Dix, who was born in London, England on January 19, 1919. Adelaide and Prudence arrived in the United States on March 11, 1929.

By the late 1930s, Sidney’s and Adelaide’s marriage had ended in divorce.

In July 1938, Adelaide was a witness at the marriage of her sister, Ada, to Stanley Douglas Knowles. La Rue Smith was the other witness to the marriage.

"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V7-PFZ : 8 December 2017), Stanley Douglas Knowles and Ada Noel Knowles, 16 Jul 1938; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,224.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V7-PFZ : 8 December 2017), Stanley Douglas Knowles and Ada Noel Knowles, 16 Jul 1938; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,224.

On October 8, 1938, in Orange County, California, Adelaide and La Rue Smith were married. In 1940, they were living in Glendale, California. On September 11, 1940, Adelaide applied to become a naturalized United States citizen. Further information on Adelaide and La Rue Smith is not available.

Adelaide’s daughter, Prudence, married Vernon Doyle Henry.

 

Sidney’s Later Life

In 1940, Sidney was living in Glendale. (According to the 1940 United States census, Wayne W. Turner, his son, was living with him. Wayne was born in Iowa about 1917. It appears that he was Wayne Walden Turner, who was born in Van Buren, Iowa on December 13, 1916. His parents were Leroy Nelson Turner and Alice Walden. There is no other information linking Sidney to Wayne Turner; it appears that the description of Wayne Turner as Sidney’s son is not accurate.)

In 1942, Sidney registered with the United States military draft system. He was living at 922 South Glendale Avenue in Los Angeles.

In 1948 Sidney was in Los Angeles, working as a clothes cleaner.

Glendale, California, City Directory, 1948, page 520.

Glendale, California, City Directory, 1948, page 520.

In 1958, he was an employee with the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Ship in Glendale.

Glendale, California, City Directory, 1958, page 500.

Glendale, California, City Directory, 1958, page 500.

Sidney died in Los Angeles County on December 1, 1959.

 

Sources

Henry Watts Thorpe (father of Sidney Ernest Thorpe)

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“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXNH-6PJ : 10 February 2018), Henry Watts Thorp and Mary Jane Edwards, 30 Sep 1877; citing Suffolk, England, reference item 13 p 166, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,186.

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“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JC9-9VD : 31 December 2014), Henry W Thorpe, 1916; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Mutford, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Henry Watts Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1916; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 11 Jan 1917; Registry: Ipswich

 

Mary Jane Button (mother of Sidney Ernest Thorpe)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NWB-95T : 1 October 2014), Mary Jane Button, 1849; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Thanet, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-1F9B : 12 December 2017), Mary J Thorpe in household of Henry W Thorpe, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 1904/82, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,709.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FYW-HPZ : 10 December 2017), Mary J Thorpe in household of Henry W Thorpe, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Suffolk county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSVF-S66 : 8 April 2016), Mary Thorpe in household of Henry Thorpe, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Lowestoft subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7GB-KW7 : 2 August 2017), Mary Thorpe in household of Henry Watts Thorpe, Lowestoft, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JZZ-NY3 : 31 December 2014), Mary J Thorpe, 1919; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Mutford, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Mary Jane Thorpe; Death Date: 23 Oct 1919; Death Place: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 10 Feb 1920; Registry: Ipswich.

 

Sidney Ernest Thorpe

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XYF-D8F : 1 October 2014), Sydney Ernest Thorpe, 1889; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Mutford, Suffolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FY4-ZT2 : 10 December 2017), Sidney E Thorpe in household of Henry W Thorpe, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Suffolk county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSVF-S6N : 8 April 2016), Sidney Thorpe in household of Henry Thorpe, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Lowestoft subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7GB-KWW : 2 August 2017), Sidney Thorpe in household of Henry Watts Thorpe, Lowestoft, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL4-BVS : 11 March 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, May 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4775, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-13Z : 11 March 2018), Sidney Ernest Thorpe and Frances Knight, 02 Dec 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-N2R : 12 March 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,052.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 15; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Name: Sidney Ernest Thorpe; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 34; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 22 Apr 1889; Birth Place: England; Arrival Year: 1921; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 14 Mar 1924; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: Frances E Thorpe; Court: District Court.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8Z-563 : accessed 15 June 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 637, sheet 12B, line 62, family 268, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 160; FHL microfilm 2,339,895.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JW-JN7 : 8 December 2017), Sidney Ernest Thorpe and Adelaide Dix, 23 Apr 1932; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,984.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K972-8Q1 : accessed 15 June 2018), Sidney E Thorpe, Tract 405, Glendale, Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-218, sheet 67A, line 15, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 231.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V48Y-RLN : 8 November 2017), Sidney Ernest Thorpe, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPWP-674 : 26 November 2014), Sidney Everett Thorpe, 01 Dec 1959; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Sidney E Thorpe; Birth Date: 22 Apr 1889; Death Date: 1 Dec 1959; Claim Date: 31 May 1960; SSN: 549547558; Notes: 13 May 1960: Name listed as Sidney E Thorpe.

 

Frances Elizabeth Knight (wife of Sidney Ernest Thorpe)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-134 : 11 March 2018), Sidney Ernest Thorpe and Frances Knight, 02 Dec 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-N2T : 12 March 2018), Frances E Thorpe, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,052.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVS-VRL : accessed 15 June 2018), Francis E Thorpe, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 20B, line 82, family 393, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 132; FHL microfilm 2,339,867.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe; Gender: Female; Age: 42; Marital Status: Divorced; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1896; Birth Place: LONDON, Eng.; Arrival date: 3 Dec 1938; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Ship Name: Emp of Britain; Residence Place: Lynn Valley, BC.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 022. Name: Frances Elizabeth Thorpe [Frances Elizabeth Knight]; Gender:  Female; Race/Nationality: English; Age: 42; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1897; Birth Place: London, England; Arrival date: 13 Feb 1939; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBP-2G3 : 8 November 2017), Frances Elizabeth Knight, 1975l http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/50c99b0e-bf41-47ed-9b22-b58977e95900. [possible connection].

 

John Thomas Prior (father of Adelaide Prior)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMJM-7HD : 11 February 2018, John Thomas Prior, 15 Mar 1852); citing SAINT MARY-ST MARYLEBONE ROAD,ST MARYLEBONE,LONDON,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 580,914, 580,915, 580,916.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJ3-HPB : 13 December 2014), John Thomas Prior, 1884; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1884, quarter 1, vol. 1B, p. 187, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QHYH-J6Z : 10 December 2017), John T Prior, Newington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N4-2YV : 8 April 2016), John T Prior, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plaistow subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWFM-D8G : 2 August 2017), John Thomas Prior, West Ham, Plaistow, Essex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N1B-K35 : 31 December 2014), John T Prior, 1913; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, West Ham, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Emily Mary Butfield (mother of Adelaide Prior)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJ9-X6G : 13 December 2014), Emily Butfield, 1884; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1884, quarter 1, vol. 1B, p. 187, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QHYC-KPZ : 10 December 2017), Emily M Prior in household of John T Prior, Newington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N4-2YK : 8 April 2016), Emily M Prior in household of John T Prior, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plaistow subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWFM-D8P : 2 August 2017), Emily Mary Prior in household of John Thomas Prior, West Ham, Plaistow, Essex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCF-75SS : 4 September 2014), Emily M Prior, 1952; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Adelaide Prior (wife of Sidney Ernest Thorpe)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QHYZ-WT2 : 10 December 2017), Adelaide Prior in household of John T Prior, Newington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N4-2YP : 8 April 2016), Adelaide Prior in household of John T Prior, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plaistow subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWFM-D8R : 2 August 2017), Adelaide Prior in household of John Thomas Prior, West Ham, Plaistow, Essex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26NH-F8L : 13 December 2014), Adelaide Prior and null, 1917; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1917, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 507, West Ham, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJR-BLD : accessed 15 June 2018), Adelaide Dix, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 7B, line 66, family 559, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 132; FHL microfilm 2,339,867.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JW-JNH : 8 December 2017), Sidney Ernest Thorpe and Adelaide Dix, 23 Apr 1932; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,984.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FV-Q7W : 8 December 2017), La Rue Smith and Adelaide Thorpe, 08 Oct 1938; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,211.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K972-JB2 : accessed 15 June 2018), Addie Smith in household of La Rue Smith, Tract 406, Glendale, Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-223, sheet 17A, line 32, family 546, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 231.

Ancestry.com. California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009. Name: Adelaide Smith [Adelaide Dix]; Petition Age: 50; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 19 Jul 1890; Birth Place: London, Middlesex, England; Arrival date: 11 Mar 1929; Arrival Place: New York, NY; Petition Date: 11 Sep 1940; Petition Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: La Rue Smith Smith; Petition Number: 78995.

 

Henry T. Dix (husband of Adelaide Prior)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26N3-J2Q : 22 May 2014), Henry T Dix and null, 1917; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1917, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 507, West Ham, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH4-BBDH : 4 September 2014), Henry T Dix, 1926; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, West Ham, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

La Rue Smith (husband of Adelaide Prior)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQW-W8C : accessed 15 June 2018), La Rue Smith in household of William E Persell, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing  ED 17, sheet 4A, line 44, family 99, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 102; FHL microfilm 1,820,102.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FV-Q73 : 8 December 2017), La Rue Smith and Adelaide Thorpe, 08 Oct 1938; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,211.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K972-JBK : accessed 15 June 2018), La Rue Smith, Tract 406, Glendale, Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-223, sheet 17A, line 31, family 546, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 231.

 

Prudence Adelaide Dix (daughter of Adelaide Prior)

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Prudence A Dix; Gender: Female; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1942; Marriage Place: Unknown, California, USA; Spouse: Vernon D Henry.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1BJ-X3J : 23 May 2014), Prudence Adelaide Henry, Residence, Brookings, Oregon, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Vernon Doyle Henry (husband of Prudence Adelaide Dix)

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Vernon D Henry; Gender: Male; Event Type: Marriage: Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1942; Marriage Place: Unknown, California, USA; Spouse: Prudence A Dix.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1BJ-X3L : 23 May 2014), Vernon Doyle Henry, Residence, Yreka, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Publication Date: 05/ 19/ 2015; Publication Place: Salem, Oregon, USA. Name: Vernon Henry; Gender: Male; Residence Place: Silverton, Oregon, USA; Death Date: 13 May 2015; Death Place: Medford, Jackson, Oregon, USA; Obituary Date: 19 May 2015; Newspaper Place: Salem, Oregon, USA; Spouse: Prudence; Children: Christopher (Toyzanne); James; Siblings: Carl (Martha); Mary Pinkerton (Ralph).

 

Wayne Walden Turner (listed as son of Sidney E. Thorpe in 1940 United States Census)

“Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVJ4-6HM : 10 March 2018), Wayne Walden Turner, 13 Dec 1916; citing  Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,871,070.

“Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHT6-6XZ : 10 March 2018), Wayne Walden Turner, 13 Dec 1916; citing  Van Buren, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,871,071.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K972-87M : 14 March 2018), Wayne W Turner in household of Sidney E Thorpe, Tract 405, Glendale, Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-218, sheet 67A, line 16, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 231.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPZ-ZX26 : 15 March 2018), Wayne W Turner, 1946; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Wayne Walden Turner; [Wayne W Turner]; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 13 Dec 1916; Birth Place: Van Buren To, Iowa; Death Date: 15 Sep 1996; Father: Leroy N Turner; Mother: Alice A Walden; SSN: 549248916; Notes: Sep 1939: Name listed as WAYNE WALDEN TURNER; 23 Oct 1996: Name listed as WAYNE W TURNER.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP3X-3ZJ : 26 November 2014), Wayne W Turner, 13 Sep 1996; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.