Dorothy May Hand

26 February 1895–January 1985 (Age 89)
Millville, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Dorothy May

When Dorothy May Hand was born on 26 February 1895, in Millville, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, Charles C Hand, was 25 and her mother, Pattie M Brown, was 26. She lived in Monroe Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died in January 1985, in Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Charles C Hand
1869–
Pattie M Brown
1869–1898
George Lewis Hand
1890–1968
Morton Charles Hand
1893–1973
Dorothy May Hand
1895–1985
Etta May Hand
1898–1898

Parents and Siblings

    Charles C Hand

    Male1869–Male

    Pattie M Brown

    Female1869–1898Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1903

Age 8

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy M Hand in household of Charles C Hand, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy M Hand in household of Charles C Hand, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hand, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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