Robert Gordon Dorsett

13 February 1924–27 October 1987 (Age 63)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Robert Gordon

When Robert Gordon Dorsett was born on 13 February 1924, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Robert Dorsett, was 37 and his mother, Marvel Dodd Gordon, was 29. He lived in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 October 1987, in Westminster, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Robert Dorsett
Marvel Dodd Gordon
Robert Gordon Dorsett
Lena Dorsett
Charlotte Elizabeth Dorsett
Mary Kay Dorsett
Auda June Dorsett
Thomas D Dorsett

Parents and Siblings


    Marvel Dodd Gordon





    Charlotte Elizabeth Dorsett



    Auda June Dorsett


    Thomas D Dorsett


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + sǣte ‘dwellers’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert G Dorsett in household of Robert Dorsett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Dorsett in household of Robert Dorsett, "United States Census, 1940"

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