Horace Franklin Bland Dobson

13 August 1861–31 May 1941 (Age 79)
Maple Park, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Horace Franklin Bland

When Horace Franklin Bland Dobson was born on 13 August 1861, in Maple Park, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Abraham Dobson, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Elizabeth Fillmore, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Ellen Elizabeth Dooley. He lived in Bradford Township, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 31 May 1941, in Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Horace Franklin Bland Dobson
Ellen Elizabeth Dooley
Dora Louise Dobson
Elsie Dobson
Frank Abraham Dobson
Marjorie Dobson
Myrtle Dobson
Julian Ambrose Dobson
Amy C Dobson
Earl Leslie Dobson
Mildred Dobson
Clarence W Dobson

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 10

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Dobbe . This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank H Dobson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Dobson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank in entry for Mrs Amy C Schewe, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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