Fred Carhuff Dawson

12 March 1893–1 January 1973 (Age 79)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Fred Carhuff

When Fred Carhuff Dawson was born on 12 March 1893, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Lewis Grover Dawson, was 39 and his mother, Emma G. Carhuff, was 36. He lived in Black Mountain Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1973. He died on 1 January 1973, in Oteen, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Age 1
Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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.
Age 23
"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Dawe’, from the Middle English personal name Daw(e) (see Daw 1 and 2), which is sometimes a pet form of David (see 2 below) but more generally of Rauf or Raw (i.e. Ralph ), of which Daw(e) is a rhyming form. Alternatively, the patronymic could mean ‘son of Daud(e)’, another Middle English pet form of Ralph evidently used interchangeably with Dawe. Dawson is one of the most numerous patronymics.Scottish: patronymic, ‘son of Dawe’. In Scotland Dawe is a diminutive of David (compare 1 above).

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

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Sources (8)

  • Dawson, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Fred C Dawson in household of Louis G Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Carhuff Dawson, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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