William Henry Vandervoort

19 December 1842–25 November 1914 (Age 71)
Hastings, Canada, British North America

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Vandervoort was born on 19 December 1842, his father, Peter Vandervoort, was 51 and his mother, Mary Walden Polly Myers, was 41. He married Alice Ann Sharpe on 30 October 1866, in Murray, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hastings, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 25 November 1914, in Sidney, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Vandervoort
1842–1914
Alice Ann Sharpe
1846–1924
Marriage: 30 October 1866
Jesse Smith Vandervoort
1867–1918
Dorras Allen Vandervoort
1869–
William W. Vandervoort
1871–
Mary C. Vandervoort
1874–
Clara Zenada Vandervoort
1875–1930
Maud Elizabeth Vandervoort
1878–
James Walter Vandervoort
1878–1881
Emma J Vandervoort
1882–
Hattie Gertrude Vandervoort
1889–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 October 1866
Murray, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1791–1845Male

    Mary Walden Polly Myers

    Female1801–1883Female

siblings

(15)

    Margaret Vandervoort

    Female1818–Female

    Tobias Meyers Vandervoort

    Male1819–1909Male

    John C. Vandervoort

    Male1820–1851Male

    Catharine Vandervoort

    Female1820–Female

    John Vandervoort

    Male1824–1928Male

+10 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 25

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 27

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 41

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Voort): topographic name for someone who lived by a ford or crossing point, Middle Dutch voorde, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Tervoort in North Brabant.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Vandervort, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William H Vandervoort, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Vanderout in entry for James Koyle and Mary C Vanderout, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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