Dorothy Florence Sassor

31 July 1918–4 November 2014 (Age 96)
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Dorothy Florence

When Dorothy Florence Sassor was born on 31 July 1918, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, her father, Charles Henry Sassor, was 28 and her mother, Christine Ruzichka, was 24. She married Robert Charles Michels in 1942, in Florida, United States. She lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 November 2014, at the age of 96, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Robert Charles Michels
Dorothy Florence Sassor
Marriage: 1942

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Florida, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 13

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic): from the Hebrew personal name Sason, meaning ‘joy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Passov in household of Charles Passov, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Sassar in household of Charles Sassar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Sassor in household of Charles Sassor, "United States Census, 1940"

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