Johnny Ennis Dorsey

27 July 1905–2 August 1974 (Age 69)
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Johnny Ennis

When Johnny Ennis Dorsey was born on 27 July 1905, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, his father, John D “Johnny" Dorsey, was 44 and his mother, Victoria “Vickie” Goswick, was 29. He married Viola Gilliam on 28 October 1944, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Township 7 Gold Mine, Franklin, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 1974, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in White Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johnny Ennis Dorsey
Viola Gilliam
Marriage: 28 October 1944

Spouse and Children

28 October 1944
Nash, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John D “Johnny" Dorsey


    Victoria “Vickie” Goswick




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • Ennis Dorsey in household of John D Dorsey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ennis Dorsey in household of John Dorsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernie Dorsey, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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