Ambrose Sanford Torrey

MaleAugust 1833–

Brief Life History of Ambrose Sanford

When Ambrose Sanford Torrey was born in August 1833, in New York, United States, his father, Urial Roberts Torrey, was 39 and his mother, Cyrena Colvin, was 31. He had at least 2 daughters.

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Ambrose Sanford Torrey
Harriet Leadly Torrey
Mary L Torrey

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    World Events (3)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

    Age 84

    Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

    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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