Ernest Mortimer Torrey

26 April 1859–27 January 1940 (Age 80)
Java, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Ernest Mortimer

When Ernest Mortimer Torrey was born on 26 April 1859, in Java, Wyoming, New York, United States, his father, Justus Blakley Torrey, was 37 and his mother, Cordelia Clarissa Jenkins, was 34. He married Nellie L. Tripp on 23 December 1883, in Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 27 January 1940, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Ernest Mortimer Torrey
Nellie L. Tripp
Marriage: 23 December 1883
William Burrell Torrey
Bessie Leah Torrey
Percie Ray Torrey

Spouse and Children

23 December 1883
Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Terry 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Torrey in household of Justus B Torrey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ernest Torrey in household of Justus Torrey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ernest Mortimer Torrey, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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