Eva May Vorhis

29 March 1876–30 December 1964 (Age 88)
Troy, Lucas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eva May

When Eva May Vorhis was born on 29 March 1876, in Troy, Lucas, Iowa, United States, her father, Sylvester Vorhis, was 33 and her mother, Mary Malise Criss, was 30. She married William H Smith on 23 November 1902, in Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, United States. She lived in Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and National Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 December 1964, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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William H Smith
Eva May Vorhis
Marriage: 23 November 1902

Spouse and Children

    William H Smith



23 November 1902
Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Malise Criss




    Emma E. Vorhis


    Nora U. Vorhis


    Elmer E. Vorhis




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Voorhees .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eva Vorhis in household of Sylvester Vorhis, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Eva Marshall in household of Edward M Marshall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Marshall in household of H W Marshall, "United States Census, 1920"

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