Helen A. Torrey

6 June 1849–17 January 1923 (Age 73)
Augusta, Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Helen A.

When Helen A. Torrey was born on 6 June 1849, in Augusta, Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, William Gardner Torrey, was 30 and her mother, Serepta Orsborn, was 34. She married Joseph Manning Fisk on 28 August 1870, in Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Marshall, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 17 January 1923, in Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Manning Fisk
Helen A. Torrey
Marriage: 28 August 1870
Charles Manning Fiske
Miriam Fisk

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1870Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 5
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Tory . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.Scottish (Argyll): variant of Torrie . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.History: A Josiah Torrey was in Boston before 1680. John Torrey (1796–1873) was a botanist and teacher born in NY who catalogued many North American plants.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Hellen Rost in entry for Charles M Fisk, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Hellen Torrey in household of Wm G Torrey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Helen A Tory in entry for Charles M Fisk and Mattie E Osborn, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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