Sophia Thorpe (1882 - 1973)

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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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1882 - In the year that Sophia Thorpe was born, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

1890 - She was just 8 years old when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1929 - Sophia was 47 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1951 - By the time she was 69 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1973 - In the year of Sophia Thorpe's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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Sophia Thorpe passed away in June 1973 at age 90. There is no listed cause of death for Sophia. She was born on August 28, 1882. There is no information about Sophia's family. We know that Sophia Thorpe had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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