Claggett Tongue Dorsey

9 April 1875–September 1954 (Age 79)
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Claggett Tongue

When Claggett Tongue Dorsey was born on 9 April 1875, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, his father, Benjamin F Dorsey, was 41 and his mother, Mary E Ardinger, was 38. He lived in Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died in September 1954, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F Dorsey
Mary E Ardinger
Annie G Dorsey
John F Dorsey
Phillip Benjamin Dorsey
Mattie V Dorsey
Amanda A Dorsey
Harvey Neuson Dorsey
Claggett Tongue Dorsey
Nettie A Dorsey

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin F Dorsey


    Mary E Ardinger




    Annie G Dorsey


    John F Dorsey


    Phillip Benjamin Dorsey


    Mattie V Dorsey


    Amanda A Dorsey


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, 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.

Sources (1)

  • Clagett Dorsey in household of B F Dorsey, "United States Census, 1880"

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