Charles Henry Voke

24 April 1846–25 February 1914 (Age 67)
Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Voke was born on 24 April 1846, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, George Voke, was 31 and his mother, Laura Maria Tanner, was 20. He died on 25 February 1914, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Henry Voke
Hannah Marion Chichester
William Lynn Voke
Frank Voke

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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 1

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 17

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

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, probably from Sanskrit loka ‘world’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Voke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Voke in household of George Voke, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Voke in household of George Voke, "United States Census, 1850"

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