Samuel Gorcey

28 August 1887–11 March 1961 (Age 73)

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Gorcey was born on 28 August 1887, in Russia, his father, Abraham Gorcey, was 35 and his mother, Lena Sivilsky, was 27. He married Celia Cantor on 2 May 1915, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 17 years and Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1941. He died on 11 March 1961, in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in West Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Samuel Gorcey
Celia Cantor
Marriage: 2 May 1915
Leo Gorcey
Gertrude Gorcey
Shirley Gorcey

Spouse and Children

2 May 1915
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States


    Leo Gorcey



    Shirley Gorcey


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Gorcey


    Lena Sivilsky




    Ida Ugorsky


    Sarah Ugorsky





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 7

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a place so named in Haute-Marne.

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

Sources (3)

  • Simon Ugorsky in household of Abraham Ugorsky, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Sam Ugorsky in household of Abram Ugorsky, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Goruy, "United States Census, 1930"

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