Louisa Maria Sanders

Female24 March 1856–14 February 1935

Brief Life History of Louisa Maria

When Louisa Maria Sanders was born on 24 March 1856, in Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, her father, William Saunders, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Hunt, was 41. She married Abraham Van Dorn on 25 June 1876, in Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Van Buren Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 14 February 1935, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Van Dorn
Louisa Maria Sanders
Marriage: 25 June 1876
Emily May Van Dorn
Bertha Geneva Van Dorn

Sources (12)

  • Louise Maria Sanders Van Dorn Van Dorn in entry for Emily May Van Dorn Gowanlick, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Louise F Doyle in household of Calvin R Doyle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa Sanders in entry for Abraham Vandorn, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1876Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries - 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States

    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

    Age 24

    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon), Dutch, and North German: variant of Sander , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Life sketch of Louisa Maria Sanders

    Louisa Maria Sanders was born at Fort Bridger, Nebraska Territory 24 March 1856. Her parents were crossing the plains from Iowa on their way to California at the time and were delayed by her birth. …

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