Dorothy Gott

7 May 1909–December 1974 (Age 65)
Ripon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Gott was born on 7 May 1909, in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Herbert Gott, was 28 and her mother, Nellie Gott, was 27. She married Harry Handsley in September 1927, in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in December 1974, in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Harry Handsley
Dorothy Gott
Marriage: September 1927
Annie E Handsley
Harry Dixon Handsley

Spouse and Children

September 1927
Ripon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Herbert Gott


    Nellie Gott




    William Gott


    Stanley Gott


    Herbert Gott


    Arthur Gott



World Events (8)


Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 6

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

Age 31

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

1 German: from short form of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.2 South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’.3 English (of Norman origin): from a personal name having the same etymology as 1 above.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Dorothy Gott in household of Herbert Gott, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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