Dorothy Gordon

17 July 1835–30 May 1896 (Age 60)
Thorndike, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy

When Dorothy Gordon was born on 17 July 1835, in Thorndike, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, Elisha Gordon, was 23 and her mother, Mehitable Gilchrest, was 21. She married Elias B. Hall on 3 November 1855, in Thorndike, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Knox, Waldo, Maine, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 May 1896, in Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Knox, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias B. Hall
Dorothy Gordon
Marriage: 3 November 1855
Ella Haity Hall
William H. Hall
Clara E. Hall
Elberton I. Hall
Achsah F. Hall
Ephraim N. Hall
Kate Hittie Hall
Eliza R Hall

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 1
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · The Aroostook War
Age 3
An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or "Pork and Beans War". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears.
Age 28
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

(1997: 57047;2007: 118501; 2010: 161833)Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire, named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.

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

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Sources (21)

  • Dorothy Gordon, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Dolly Hall in household of Elias P Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dolly in entry for Calvin L. Joy and Clara E. Hall, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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