Louisa Margaret VanDorn

7 November 1847–14 November 1949 (Age 102)
Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Louisa Margaret

When Louisa Margaret VanDorn was born on 7 November 1847, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Elisha Van Dorn, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Wilkinson, was 42. She married John Merrit Downs on 13 August 1866, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Umatilla, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Proebstel, Clark, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 14 November 1949, in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Weston, Umatilla, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Merrit Downs
1846–1909
Louisa Margaret VanDorn
1847–1949
Marriage: 13 August 1866
Judson Edward Downs
1868–1924
Estelle Achsa Downs
1870–1958
Anna J Downs
1872–1903
William Butler Downs
1874–1945
Ida Olive Downs
1877–1952
Minnie Laila Downs
1878–1978
Burnetta M Downs
1880–
Albert Victor Downs
1883–
Elmer H Downs
1887–1906
Ada Lucretia Downs
1890–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 August 1866
Fayette, Iowa, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Van Dorn

    Male1796–1880Male

    Female1805–1856Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1867: Umatilla, Oregon, United States
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 28

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

Dutch and Belgian: topographic name from Middle Dutch do(o)rne ‘thorn bush’, ‘gorse’, or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Doorn, from the same word ( see Van Doorn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Van Dorn in household of Elisha Van Dorn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sissy Vandorn in household of E Vandorn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Downs in household of William Downs, "United States Census, 1920"

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