William Townsend Vore

Male26 September 1855–23 May 1923

Brief Life History of William Townsend

When William Townsend Vore was born on 26 September 1855, in Springdale, Cedar, Iowa, United States, his father, Blackburn Vore, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Wright Townsend, was 29. He lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 23 May 1923, at the age of 67, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Blackburn Vore
Rachel Wright Townsend
Ruth Ann Vore
William Townsend Vore
Sarah Elizabeth Vore
Jesse Walter Vore
Rachel Wright Vore

Sources (13)

  • William T. Vore, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • William T. Vore, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Will Vore in entry for Fred H Vore and May R Courser, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

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 …

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