William Benjamin Dorey

29 August 1891–July 1966 (Age 74)
Millsboro, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Dorey was born on 29 August 1891, in Millsboro, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, James E Dorey, was 27 and his mother, Maggie Rust, was 22. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Cora Bertha Johnson. He lived in Indian River Hundred, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1900 and Representative District 8, Sussex, Delaware, United States for about 30 years. He died in July 1966, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benjamin Dorey
1891–1966
Cora Bertha Johnson
1905–1989
Mildred E. Dorey
1913–1977
Francis Calvin Dorey
1914–2000
Frances Calvin Dorcy
1914–
Paul Freeman Dorey
1917–2001
Howard Benjamin Dorey
1921–1981
Herman Everett Dorey
1922–1923
Thelma Marie Dorey
1928–

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Mildred E. Dorey

    Female1913–1977Female

    Francis Calvin Dorey

    Male1914–2000Male

    Frances Calvin Dorcy

    Female1914–Female

    Paul Freeman Dorey

    Male1917–2001Male

    Male1921–1981Male

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1863–Male

    Maggie Rust

    Female1869–1945Female

siblings

(7)

    Maggie Jennie Dorey

    Female1887–1929Female

    Female1889–1974Female

    Male1891–1966Male

    James O Dory

    Male1895–Male

    Sylvia C. Dorey Brittingham

    Female1903–1985Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 2

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a goldsmith or someone with golden hair, from Old French doré ‘golden’ ( see Dore 3).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William B Dory in household of James E Dory, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William B Dorey in household of James E Dorey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William B Dorey, "United States Census, 1940"

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