William Townsend Vore

26 September 1855–19 December 1923 (Age 68)
Fredericktown, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Townsend

When William Townsend Vore was born on 26 September 1855, in Fredericktown, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Blackburn Vore, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Wright Townsend, was 29. He married Ellen Nellie Hollingsworth about 1875, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 19 December 1923, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Townsend Vore
Ellen Nellie Hollingsworth
Marriage: about 1875
Jesse Raymond Vore
Frederick Hollingsworth Vore

Spouse and Children

about 1875
United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 2

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Story Highlight

Blackburn & Rachel Wright Townsend and Their Family; also Blackburn & Mary Smith Mosher Vore and Family

Source: Supplement to Blackburn Book Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah Call No. 929.273B562g supp p. 209. No 594 Blackburn Vore (son of Ann, daughter of Anthony, son of John Jr …

Sources (3)

  • William T Vore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William T Vore, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • Will Vore in entry for Fred H Vore and May R Courser, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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