Dora Bledsoe

30 May 1862–13 August 1944 (Age 82)
Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Dora

When Dora Bledsoe was born on 30 May 1862, in Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses G Bledsoe, was 28 and her mother, Mary Catlett Sanders, was 30. She married Causby Tinder on 2 March 1916, in Orange, Orange, Virginia, United States. She lived in Orange Court House, Orange, Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1944, in Madison Magisterial District, Orange, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Zoar Cemetery, Burr Hill, Orange, Virginia, United States.

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Causby Tinder
Dora Bledsoe
Marriage: 2 March 1916

Spouse and Children

    Causby Tinder



2 March 1916
Orange, Orange, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Moses G Bledsoe


    Mary Catlett Sanders




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 2

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dora H Tinder in household of Cosby Tinder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora Bledsoe in household of Moses G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dora H Tinder in household of Casby Tinder, "United States Census, 1920"

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