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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Family Time Line

Robert Dorsett
1886–1949
Marvel Dodd Gordon
1895–1935
Robert Gordon Dorsett
1924–1987
Lena Dorsett
Charlotte Elizabeth Dorsett
1925–1996
Mary Kay Dorsett
1929–1988
Auda June Dorsett
1933–
Thomas D Dorsett
1934–1934

Parents and Siblings

    Male1886–1949Male

    Marvel Dodd Gordon

    Female1895–1935Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1924–1987Male

    Charlotte Elizabeth Dorsett

    Female1925–1996Female

    Female1929–1988Female

    Auda June Dorsett

    Female1933–Female

    Thomas D Dorsett

    Male1934–1934Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1927

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. 
1941

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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