Ora E. Troyer

11 May 1904–21 November 1996 (Age 92)
LaGrange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ora E.

When Ora E. Troyer was born on 11 May 1904, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States, his father, Emanuel Seth Troyer, was 39 and his mother, Sarah S. Miller, was 35. He married Freda Kauffman on 7 February 1931, in Fairview, Oscoda, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Comins Township, Oscoda, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Clinton Township, Oscoda, Michigan, United States in 1996. He died on 21 November 1996, in West Branch, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Fairview, Oscoda, Michigan, United States.

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Ora E. Troyer
Freda Kauffman
Marriage: 7 February 1931
Marilyn Louise Troyer
Marlin Lee Troyer

Spouse and Children

7 February 1931
Fairview, Oscoda, Michigan, United States


    Marilyn Louise Troyer


    Marlin Lee Troyer


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1928 · Kansas Wheat

Age 24

In 1928, Kansas produced one-seventh of the world's wheat crop. Several years later in 1931, Kansas had produced a record breaking 240 million bushels of wheat.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Troier, Treuer, in the south, a topographic name for someone who lived by a cattle track Treyen (from Latin trivium ‘trail’); in the north, from an occupational name from Middle Low German troye ‘jerkin’.2 Dutch (De Troyer): occupational name for a maker of jerkins ( see Troy 6).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ore E Troyer in household of Emanual S Troyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora E Troyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora E Troyer in household of Emanual S Troyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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