William Westley Orndorf

Male21 September 1862–1923

Brief Life History of William Westley

When William Westley Orndorf was born on 21 September 1862, his father, John William Orndorff, was 33 and his mother, Mary Feidt, was 27. He married Adelia Sarah Kepner on 17 February 1891, in Dauphin, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Millersburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in 1923, at the age of 61, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Westley Orndorf
Adelia Sarah Kepner
Marriage: 17 February 1891
Robert Ward Orndorff
Blanche Orndorf
Clarence F Orndorff
Otto Matthew Orndorf
Harry W Orndorff

Sources (12)

  • William W Orndorf in household of John W Orndorf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Wesley Orendorff, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • William W Orndorff, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1891Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 1

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 19

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Mathias.

    Variant of Orendorff , a surname of German origin.

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

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