Robert Finch Dorn

13 October 1916–22 March 2007 (Age 90)
Saluda, Saluda, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Finch

When Robert Finch Dorn was born on 13 October 1916, in Saluda, Saluda, South Carolina, United States, his father, Henry W Dorn, was 20 and his mother, Elliotte Finch, was 20. He lived in Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 March 2007, in Cedar Park, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Robert Finch Dorn
Helen Weiss

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Parents and Siblings

    Henry W Dorn





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

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 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or thorn hedge, from Middle High German dorn ‘thorn’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Dorn ‘thorn’.3 Czech: see Dornak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Dorn in household of Henry Dorn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert F Dorn in household of Henry W Dorn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Dorn in household of H W Dorn, "United States Census, 1940"

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