Louisa Maria Sanders

24 March 1856–14 February 1935 (Age 78)
Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life 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, Wyoming Territory, 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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Abraham Van Dorn
Louisa Maria Sanders
Marriage: 25 June 1876
Emily May Van Dorn
Bertha Geneva Van Dorn

Spouse and Children

25 June 1876
Fort Bridger, Wyoming Territory, United States


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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, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander 1.

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. …

Sources (3)

  • Louise F Doyle in household of Calvin R Doyle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa M Young in household of Geo F Young, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louisa Sanders in household of Wm Sanders, "United States Census, 1860"

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