James Walter Dorsett

22 September 1886–1 November 1975 (Age 89)
Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of James Walter

When James Walter Dorsett was born on 22 September 1886, in Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles William Dorsett, was 27 and his mother, Rhoda Jane Whitlow, was 25. He married Katie Enith Pickens on 10 October 1909, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Adams Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Jefferson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 November 1975, in Belle Union, Jefferson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Stilesville Cemetery, Stilesville, Franklin Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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James Walter Dorsett
Katie Enith Pickens
Marriage: 10 October 1909
Wayne Pickens Dorsett

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1909Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 20
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 24
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational 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 (8)

    • Walter Dorsett, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Walter Dorsett, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • James Walter Dorsett, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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