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
1834–1892
Mary E Ardinger
1836–1913
Annie G Dorsey
1857–1893
John F Dorsey
1860–
Phillip Benjamin Dorsey
1863–1932
Mattie V Dorsey
1866–
Amanda A Dorsey
1868–1870
Harvey Neuson Dorsey
1871–
Claggett Tongue Dorsey
1875–1954
Nettie A Dorsey
1876–

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin F Dorsey

    Male1834–1892Male

    Mary E Ardinger

    Female1836–1913Female

siblings

(8)

    Annie G Dorsey

    Female1857–1893Female

    John F Dorsey

    Male1860–Male

    Phillip Benjamin Dorsey

    Male1863–1932Male

    Mattie V Dorsey

    Female1866–Female

    Amanda A Dorsey

    Female1868–1870Female

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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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