John Russell Dorman Jr

March 1883–17 May 1952 (Age 69)
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Russell

When John Russell Dorman Jr was born in March 1883, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Russell Dorman Sr, was 23 and his mother, Electa Ann Forsyth, was 25. He married Clara Elma Pollard on 18 March 1908, in Sandusky, Sanilac, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Moore Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Argyle, Sanilac, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 May 1952, in Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

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John Russell Dorman Jr
Clara Elma Pollard
Marriage: 18 March 1908
Flora Maud Dorman
Laura Dorman
Vaiol Dorman
Merle G Dorman
Hersey J Dorman

Spouse and Children

18 March 1908
Sandusky, Sanilac, Michigan, United States


    Flora Maud Dorman


    Laura Dorman


    Vaiol Dorman


    Merle G Dorman



Parents and Siblings

    John Russell Dorman Sr


    Electa Ann Forsyth




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English personal name Dēormann, composed of Old English dēor ( see Dear ) + mann ‘man’. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan .2 German (Dormann): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper or topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city. Compare Dorer , Dorwart .3 Hungarian (Dormán): from the old secular personal name Dormán.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Dorman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John R Dorman Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • John R Doronan in household of John C Doronan, "United States Census, 1900"

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