Indiana McCaslins

William Roscoe Voris1877

William Roscoe Voris
Birth January 31, 1877 29 21
Birth of a sisterMarcia Voris
January 1880 (Age 2 years)
Note: She was 5-months old when the census was taken
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann McCaslin
January 9, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn McCollough
July 20, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1880 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Voris
February 1, 1891 (Age 14 years)
Death of a siblingUnknown Child Voris
before 1900 (Age 22 years)

Census 1900 (Age 22 years)
MarriageEleanor Jane LaGrangeView this family
about 1905 (Age 27 years)

Source: S4801
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
Birth of a son
Mark H Voris
September 20, 1907 (Age 30 years)
Census 1910 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherCornelius Harvey Voris
before 1930 (Age 52 years)

Note: His wife Julia is listed as a widow on the 1930 census
Death of a motherJulia McCollough
March 5, 1937 (Age 60 years)

Death of a sonMark H Voris
August 1974 (Age 97 years)
1900 Salesman Probably In His Father's Dry Goods Store

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 12, 1874, Johnson, Indiana
2 years
3 years
younger sister
younger sister
Family with Eleanor Jane LaGrange - View this family
Marriage: about 1905
3 years
Mark H Voris
Birth: September 20, 1907 30 28Indiana
Death: August 1974Tucson, Pima, Arizona

Birth1880 US Federal Census
Birth1900 US Federal Census
BirthWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1880 US Federal Census
Census1900 US Federal Census
Marriage1910 US Federal Census
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
Census1910 US Federal Census
Occupation1900 US Federal Census
Shared note
Here's another person who switches first and middle names. He is recorded as William R on the 1880 census, but Roscoe W and William R on the 1900 census as the family got recorded twice, as Roscoe on the 1910 census, but William Roscoe on the WWI draft registration. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 31-year-old store clerk Harvey C has in his household his 24-year-old wife Julia [McCollough] Voris, their children, 3-year-old William R and 5-month old Marcia, his paralized 71-year-old father-in-law John McCollough, and a 16-year-old servant, Maggie Perkins. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana taken on 7 June, 52-year-old dry goods store merchant Cornelius H and Julia [McCollough] Voris have been married 26 years. Julia has borne four children and three are living. These three are 22-year-old Roscoe W (William R, salesman), 20-year-old Marcia (student) and 9-year-old Mary who has attended school nine months of the past year. Everyone except Marcia is recorded as being able to read write and speak English. Cornelius owns his residence, free of mortgage mortgage. Cornelius' parents were born in Kentucky whereas Julia's father was born in Tennessee and her mother in Kentucky. The Voris family was recorded for a second time on 23 June 1900 with the same information except William is listed as William R, not Roscoe W. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 32-year-old Indiana-born Roscoe [William Roscoe] and his 31-year-old Indiana-born wife Eleanor J [LaGrange] Voris have been married for four years and have had one child, 2-year-old Indiana-born Mark H. The family is living at 299 West Madison Street in a house that William owns, free of mortgage. William is an editor of a newspaper. William and Eleanor can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana. From History of Johnson County, Indiana by Elba Branigin: "W. R. Voris W. R. Voris, editor and publisher of the Franklin Republican, was born at Whiteland, Johnson county, Indiana. on January 31, 1877, and is the son of C. H: and Julia (McCollough) Voris, both of whom also were natives of Johnson county. Mr. Voris received his education in the public schools and in Franklin College, having resided in the of Franklin from the year 1880. In 1902 Mr. Voris embarked on the sea of journalism, becoming a partner the ownership of the Republican at Franklin with C. E.Fisher, with whom he was associated until 1907, when he bought his partner's in- terest and since been sole owner of the Republican. In the conduct of his paper Voris maintained a deep interest in affairs outside his own individual interests, and has at all times sought for and worked for the highest and best interests of the people, exerting an influence which has been potential in the betterment of the public welfare. As a side issue Mr. Voris has given considerable attention to music, having for the past thirteen years served as organist and music director in the First Presbyterian church of Franklin, where he has attained splendid results and where his efforts have been duly appreciated. In 1905 Mr. Voris was married to Eleanor Jane Lagrange, the daughter of William H. and Clarinda (Brewer) Lagrange, a union which has been blessed with one child, Mark Harvey. Mr. Voris is a man of splendid per- sonal characteristics, being genial and approachable and delights in the com- panionship of his friends. Of marked domestic tastes, his greatest enjoyment is found in his home. He and his wife move in the best social circles of the community and among their large circle of acquaintances they enjoy a well deserved popularity." Transcribed by Lois Johnson When 41-year-old William Roscoe Voris registers for the WWI draft on 7 Sep 1918, he declares that his residence is 299 West Madison, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, that he was born 31 Jan 1877, and that he is a native born US citizen. His occupation is Publicity Director for the Army Y.M.C.A and his nearest relative is his wife Eleanor Voris who also lives at 29 West Madison in Franklin. His description is white, medium height, slender build with grey eyes and iron grey hair. He has no physical disabilities which would disqualify him from military service.