Harriet Arbutus Dorsett

26 May 1910–20 December 1989 (Age 79)
Maine, United States

The Life of Harriet Arbutus

When Harriet Arbutus Dorsett was born on 26 May 1910, in Maine, United States, her father, Jesse Harland Dorsett, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Ella Chick, was 28. She married Asa McGowan Stewart on 29 March 1937, in Wakulla, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Standish, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920 and Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States in 1945. She died on 20 December 1989, in Leon, Florida, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Woodville, Leon, Florida, United States.

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Asa McGowan Stewart
Harriet Arbutus Dorsett
Marriage: 29 March 1937
Ellen Alvenia Stewart Barr

Spouse and Children

29 March 1937
Wakulla, Florida, United States


    Ellen Alvenia Stewart Barr


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 4

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + sǣte ‘dwellers’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Stewart, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Harriett A Darsett in household of Jesse H Darsett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriet Arbutus Dorsett, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"

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