Nora Melvina Whittier

7 September 1910–17 April 1977 (Age 66)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Nora Melvina

When Nora Melvina Whittier was born on 7 September 1910, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Everard Stillson Whittier, was 47 and her mother, Susie Lovica Irvine, was 23. She had at least 2 sons with Malcom Vanorder. She lived in Tompkins, New York, United States in 1935 and Richford, Tioga, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1977, in New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Trumansburg, Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Malcom Vanorder
Nora Melvina Whittier
Norman Vanorder
Bruce VanOrder

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    Norman Vanorder


    Bruce VanOrder


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 7

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 19

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a white-leather dresser, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + taw(i)er ‘tawer’ (from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) ‘to prepare’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora M Van Order in household of Malcolm B Van Order, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nora M Whittier in household of Everard S Whittier, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nora Melvina Whittier VanOrder, "Find A Grave Index"

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