Dorothy Belle Mikesell

23 February 1890–4 June 1965 (Age 75)
Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy Belle

When Dorothy Belle Mikesell was born on 23 February 1890, in Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States, her father, John Douglas Mikesell, was 29 and her mother, Cora Alice Miller, was 22. She married John Andrew Burke on 10 February 1915, in White, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in West Point Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 4 June 1965, in Michigan City, Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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John Andrew Burke
Dorothy Belle Mikesell
Marriage: 10 February 1915
Mildred C Burke

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10 February 1915
White, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 16

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Meixell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dortha Mikesell in household of John D Mikesell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorotha B Miksell in household of Jno Miksell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dorothy Burke in household of John Burke, "United States Census, 1940"

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