Dorothy May Tourtillotte

5 May 1905–30 March 1953 (Age 47)
Milaca, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Dorothy May

When Dorothy May Tourtillotte was born on 5 May 1905, in Milaca, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States, her father, Arther Leslie Tourtillotte, was 37 and her mother, Dorothea Fredericka Bach, was 34. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with William David Rodger. She died on 30 March 1953, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Rodger
Dorothy May Tourtillotte
Marian Margurette Rodger
Doris Ann Rodger
William David Rodger Jr
Robert Gibson Rodger
Mary Dorothea Ann Rodger

Spouse and Children



    Marian Margurette Rodger


    Doris Ann Rodger


    William David Rodger Jr


    Robert Gibson Rodger


    Mary Dorothea Ann Rodger


Parents and Siblings



    Zetta Marie Tourtillotte



    Marjorie M Tourtillotte



    Lawrence Arthur Tourtillotte


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 13

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of tourte, in Normandy denoting a type of bread, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker of such bread. It is a Huguenot name, particularly associated with Boston.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy M Tourtillatte, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Dorothy Rodger in household of William Rodger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy M Tourtilotte in household of Margerie M Tourtilotte, "United States Census, 1910"

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