Alvernus Harvey Lorimor

6 January 1860–27 October 1928 (Age 68)
Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alvernus Harvey

When Alvernus Harvey Lorimor was born on 6 January 1860, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, James Sayrs Lorimor, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Harvey, was 29. He married Elizabeth Elmira Moore on 10 August 1882, in Madison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Collbran, Mesa, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 October 1928, at the age of 68, and was buried in Collbran, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Alvernus Harvey Lorimor
Nellie May Blackman
Marriage: 25 December 1900
Bernie Wilford Lorimor
Bessie Lorimor
Elizabeth Almira Lorimor
Daniel Porter Lorimor
Alvernus Harvey Lorimor
Beulah Winifred Lorimor
Merton Peel Lorimor
Dean Fivis Lorimor

Spouse and Children

25 December 1900
Collbran, Mesa, Colorado, United States


    Bernie Wilford Lorimor


    Bessie Lorimor



    Daniel Porter Lorimor


    Alvernus Harvey Lorimor


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World Events (8)

1861 · Denver Becomes a City

Age 1

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

Variant of Scottish Lorimer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvernus Larimor in household of James Larimor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alornis Lorimore, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Alvenis Lorimor in household of James Lorimor, "United States Census, 1860"

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