Eleanor Mitchell Prouty

Brief Life History of Eleanor Mitchell

When Eleanor Mitchell Prouty was born on 1 November 1894, in California, United States, her father, Edgar Martin Prouty, was 30 and her mother, Ella Emerette Mitchell, was 26. She married Rollo Montford Voorhees on 21 April 1916, in San Joaquin, California, United States. She lived in Alabama Township, Sacramento, California, United States for about 10 years and Palo Alto Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940. She died in November 1985, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Rollo Montford Voorhees
1891–1983
Eleanor Mitchell Prouty
1894–1985
Marriage: 21 April 1916

Sources (7)

  • Eleanor Voorhies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eleanor Prouty, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Eleanor Voorhies, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Scottish Proudy, unexplained. This is a distinguished surname in VT.

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

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