Charles Elijah Dorsett

2 August 1905–13 December 1953 (Age 48)
Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles Elijah

When Charles Elijah Dorsett was born on 2 August 1905, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, his father, Francis Marion Dorsett, was 53 and his mother, Della Cole, was 20. He had at least 1 son with Gordie Mae Franklin. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Angelina, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 December 1953, in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States.

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Charles Elijah Dorsett
Gordie Mae Franklin
Charles Edward Dorsett

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    Vernon Marion Dorsett



    Edgar D Dorsett


    Unnamed Dorsett


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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 9

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 13

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Charlie E Dorsett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charley Dorsette in household of Francis M Dorsette, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie Elija Dorsett, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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