Cora O. Dorsey

March 1861–May 1940 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Cora O.

When Cora O. Dorsey was born in March 1861, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Henry Dorsey, was 28 and her mother, Emily Jane Eldridge, was 19. She married Solomon John Hardman in 1883, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and David City, Butler, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died in May 1940, in Blair, Washington, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Blair, Washington, Nebraska, United States.

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Solomon John Hardman
Cora O. Dorsey
Marriage: 1883
Hazel Hardmann

Spouse and Children

Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 10

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, recorded in the 13th century as Orceiacum, from the Latin personal name Orcius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cora O Hardman in household of Slomas J Hardman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cora Dorsey in household of Marshal Mattison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora O Hardman in household of Soloman Hardman, "United States Census, 1920"

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