Edgar Henry Dorsey

Male5 May 1878–19 April 1949

Brief Life History of Edgar Henry

When Edgar Henry Dorsey was born on 5 May 1878, in Linwood, Butler, Nebraska, United States, his father, James Henry Dorsey, was 45 and his mother, Emily Jane Eldridge, was 36. He married Teresa Wilhelmine "Minnie" Kuenster on 19 December 1906, in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mariposa, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 4, Mariposa, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 April 1949, in Madera, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare, California, United States.

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Edgar Henry Dorsey
Teresa Wilhelmine "Minnie" Kuenster
Marriage: 19 December 1906
Boy Dorsey
Pauline Dorsey

Sources (12)

  • Edgar H Dorsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edgar Henry Dorsey, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Edgar H Dorsey, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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  • Marriage
    19 December 1906Porterville, Tulare, California, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 13

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 20

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Yorkshire): of French origin, a habitational name, with French preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, or from Orçay in Loire-et-Cher, 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.

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