Elisabeth Gorton

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Gorton was born on 8 January 1896, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Searles Gorton, was 36 and her mother, Elisabeth Trimble, was 21. She married Trueman Totten Loeblein on 24 June 1920, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Franklin Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Kent, Kent, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 9 September 1989, in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Trueman Totten Loeblein
Elisabeth Gorton
Marriage: 24 June 1920
William Bill Gorton Loeblein

Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Gorton in household of Elizabeth T Gorton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Gorton, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Elisabeth Gorton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English gor ‘dirt, mud’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

History: Introduced in America by a family from Gorton, Lancashire, England (three miles from Manchester), the name Gorton was also adopted by a religious group known as the Gortonites. They were followers of Samuel Gorton (c. 1592–1677), whose unorthodox religious beliefs, which included denying the doctrine of the Trinity, caused him to seek religious toleration by emigrating to Boston in 1637 with his family. In conflict with authorities in Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Newport, he eventually settled in Shawomet, RI, and renamed it Warwick. He died there in 1677, leaving three sons and at least six daughters.

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

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