Dora N. Gilliland

September 1891–12 February 1920 (Age 28)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dora N.

When Dora N. Gilliland was born in September 1891, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Abraham Gilliland, was 23 and her mother, Eliza Savannah Forrester, was 20. She married Rufus Jackson Lindsey on 13 September 1913, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Civil District 12, Crockett, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 9, Cocke, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 12 February 1920, in Bluffton, Cocke, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Jackson Lindsey
Dora N. Gilliland
Marriage: 13 September 1913
Ernest Lindsey
Cleophus Lindsey
Parris Lindsey

Spouse and Children

13 September 1913
Cocke, Tennessee, United States


    Ernest Lindsey



    Parris Lindsey


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Gilliland


    Eliza Savannah Forrester




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan . Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Cordy Lindsey in household of Rufus Lindsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dara Lindsey in household of Rufus Lindsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dory N Gillilland in household of Abraham Gillilland, "United States Census, 1900"

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