VORIS,  Clarence Gray

VORIS, Clarence Gray

Male 1851 - 1909  (58 years)

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  • Name VORIS, Clarence Gray 
    Born 29 Jan 1851  Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1860  Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1880  Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a lawyer 
    Moved 1 Jan 1887  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Sunbury 
    Census 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Biography

    • From Bell's History of Northumberland County 1891: CLARENCE GRAY VORIS, attorney at law, was born in Danville, Montour county, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1851, son of A. G. and Rebecca N. Frick Voris. His father was born November 14, 1817, in Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, and his mother was born in the borough of Northumberland, January 15, 1815, and died in Danville, August 25, 1887. His father is a builder and contractor, and has resided in Danville since 1840. They were both members of the Presbyterian church, in which his father has served as elder for many years. Five of their children grew to maturity: Elizabeth A., deceased; Mary; Clarence G.; Louisa, and John G. The sub­ject of this sketch was reared in Danville, attended the academy of that place, and graduated from Lafayette College in 1872. He read law with Silas M. Clark, now a member of the Supreme bench, also attended the Columbia Law School, of New York City, and was admitted to the bar of Indiana county in the spring of 1876. In 1877 he opened an office in Sun­bury, where he practiced his profession until January 1, 1887, when he re­moved to Milton, and formed a co-partnership with Colonel John McCleery. McCleery & Voris are attorneys for the Milton Trust and Safe Deposit Com­pany. He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of Mahoning Lodge, F. & A. M., of Danville. In March, 1888, he married Mary G., daughter of Captain Charles J. Bruner, deceased, of Sunbury. Mr. and Mrs. Voris are members of the Presbyterian church.
    Biography

    • Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911: Clarence G. Voris was reared in Danville and there received his early education, attending the public schools and the academy. He then entered Lafayette College, from which he was graduated in 1872, after which he read law with Silas M. Clark, who later served on the Supreme court bench. He furthered his preparation for the law at the Law School of Columbia University, New York City, and was admitted to the bar in Indiana county, this State, in the spring of 1876. In 1877 he opened an office at Sunbury, this county, was admitted to the bar of Northumberland county Oct. 3, 1877, and continued to practice at his original location until Jan. 1, 1887, when he removed to Milton.

      At the new location he formed a partnership with Col. John McCleery, under the firm name of McCleery & Voris, and the combination proved very effective, the firm receiving a large share of the best legal work in this section. The Milton Trust & Safe Deposit Company was among their patrons, that institution retaining their services for many years.

      Mr. Voris continued in successful and lucrative practice until his death, which occurred at Philadelphia July 2, 1909. He is buried at Danville. In religious connection he was a Presbyterian. He was a Republican on political questions.

      On March 28, 1888, Mr. Voris married Mary G. Bruner, daughter of Capt. Charles J. Bruner, late of Sunbury, a great-grandson of the noted Capt. John Brady. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Voris: Clarence Archibald, who is attending Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., and Charles William B., who is still a pupil in the public school. Mrs. Voris continues to make her home in Milton. Like her husband she is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
    _UID 33DD1928951F884882451692322F10AD6225 
    Died 2 Jul 1909  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I928  Milton Families
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2011 

    Father VORIS, Archibald Gray,   b. 14 Nov 1817, Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1894, Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother FRICK, Rebecca Norburg,   b. 15 Jan 1815, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1887, Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1841 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BRUNER, Mary Gray,   b. Apr 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Mar 1888 
    Children 
     1. VORIS, Clarence Archibald,   b. Aug 1892,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. VORIS, Charles William Bruner,   b. Dec 1896, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1851 - Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1860 - Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a lawyer - 1880 - Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - from Sunbury - 1 Jan 1887 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jul 1909 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 19 Ward 2.

    2. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 1002.

    3. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 20.