William Voorhes (1894 - 1982)

William Voorhes
1894 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
William Voorhes was born on January 4, 1894. He died in July 1982 at 88 years old. We know that William Voorhes had been residing in Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16150.
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William Voorhes died in July 1982 at 88 years old. He was born on January 4, 1894. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Voorhes had been residing in Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16150.
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In 1894, in the year that William Voorhes was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1912, at the age of 18 years old, William was alive when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1934, when he was 40 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1975, by the time he was 81 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1982, in the year of William Voorhes's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Dec 26, 1905 - May 15, 1991
Feb 5, 1897 - June 1978
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Mar 19, 1927 - Jul 25, 2008
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Feb 22, 1948 - Mar 15, 1999
Aug 6, 1929 - Sep 3, 2004
Aug 1, 1931 - Sep 7, 2001
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Oct 15, 1919 - Oct 18, 1992
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Jan 28, 1920 - Apr 5, 1996
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