Marie Pearl 'Mamie' Dorn

Female12 September 1892–22 May 1983

Brief Life History of Marie Pearl 'Mamie'

When Marie Pearl 'Mamie' Dorn was born on 12 September 1892, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, her father, Malachi Morgan Dorn, was 38 and her mother, Julia Ida Faulkner, was 32. She married Bela Bussey in 1914, in South Carolina, United States. She lived in Washington Township, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and District 120, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 22 May 1983, in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States.

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Daniel Washington Bridwell
Marie Pearl 'Mamie' Dorn
Marriage: 1923

Sources (16)

  • Pearl Bridwell in household of Dan W Bridwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mamie Bridwell, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Pearl Bridwell in entry for Dan W Bridwell, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
    1923Georgia, United States
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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

    Age 1

    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 24

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or thorn hedge, from Middle High German dorn ‘thorn’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. It is also found in Poland and Czechia.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Dorn ‘thorn’.

    English: habitational name from Dorn in Blockley, Worcestershire, which is possibly derived from British duro- ‘fort, stronghold’.

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

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