Lucretia Adaline Voris

Brief Life History of Lucretia Adaline

When Lucretia Adaline Voris was born on 15 November 1847, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, her father, George Washington Voorhees, was 31 and her mother, Anna Sumner, was 33. She married Samuel J Sharpe on 20 April 1869, in Fremont, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Elkhorn Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1910 and Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 15 February 1939, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Grandview, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Samuel J Sharpe
Lucretia Adaline Voris
Marriage: 20 April 1869
Elton De Voris Sharp
Edson James Sharp
Estella Clara Sharpe

Sources (39)

  • Lucretia Voorhes in household of George Voorhes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lucretia Adaline Voris - birth: 15 November 1847; Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937

World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


Historical Boundaries 1851: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: King, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: King, Washington Territory, United States 1889: King, Washington, United States

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Variant of Voorhis , a surname of Dutch origin (see Voorhees ). Compare Vooris , Vorce , Vorous , and Vorys .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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