Lucretia Adaline Voris

15 November 1847–15 February 1939 (Age 91)
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

20 April 1869
Fremont, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 1

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. 
1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found

Age 1

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 25

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 Dutch Voorhees .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucretia Voorhes in household of George Voorhes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adaline Sharpe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Adeline Sharpe in household of Edson J Sharpe, "United States Census, 1930"

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