John Norman Dilworth

22 December 1880–15 January 1954 (Age 73)
East Palestine, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Norman

When John Norman Dilworth was born on 22 December 1880, in East Palestine, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Reverend Albert Dilworth, was 40 and his mother, Margaretta Donahey Smith, was 33. He married Mertle Palmer on 24 September 1913, in Huron, Ohio, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900 and Hemet, Riverside, California, United States in 1910. He died on 15 January 1954, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Norman Dilworth
Mertle Palmer
Marriage: 24 September 1913

Spouse and Children

24 September 1913
Huron, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Reverend Albert Dilworth


    Margaretta Donahey Smith




    Clara Mary Dilworth


    Hugh Percy Dilworth


    James Willis Dilworth


    Florence Rebecca Dilworth



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 2

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Dilworth, a place in Lancashire named from Old English dile ‘dill’ (a medicinal and culinary herb) + worÐ ‘enclosure’.2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhluachra ‘descendant of Dubhluachra’, a compound of dubh ‘black’ + luachair ‘rushes’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman J Dilworth in household of Retta D Dilworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Norman Dilworth in household of Hugh P Dilworth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J Norman Dilworth in entry for Mrs Margarette Donahue Dilworth, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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