Lillian Nelle Dorsey

Female9 September 1912–24 January 2000

Brief Life History of Lillian Nelle

When Lillian Nelle Dorsey was born on 9 September 1912, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, her father, Asa Bruce Dorsey, was 22 and her mother, Lillian Ellen Dunkle, was 24. She married Richard R. McConnell on 25 November 1936, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950 and Mount Vernon, Clark, Missouri, United States in 2000. She died on 24 January 2000, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Richard R. McConnell
1913–1986
Lillian Nelle Dorsey
1912–2000
Marriage: 25 November 1936

Sources (9)

  • Lillian N McConnell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lillian Nell Dorsey McConnell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lillian Nelle McConnell in entry for Richard Raymond McConnell, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1936Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

    Age 3

    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

    Age 4

    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.

    1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

    Age 26

    Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Yorkshire): of French origin, a habitational name, with French preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, or from Orçay in Loire-et-Cher, recorded in the 13th century as Orceiacum, from the Latin personal name Orcius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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