Shelby County

Charles M. Dorsey

Male 1870 - Yes, date unknown


Charles M. Dorsey

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 492

CHARLES M. DORSEY, who is a representative of one of the earliest pioneer. families of Shelby county, is a well-known citizen of Sidney where he was engaged in newspaper work prior to July I, 1898, since which date he has been assistant postmaster. He was born on his father's farm in Green township October 27, 1870, and is a son of Snowden Taylor and Anna (Mathers) Dorsey.
Snowden Taylor Dorsey was born in 1825, in Green township, a son of John Dorsey, who came from Maryland and settled in this section when it was yet a wilderness. Snowden T. Dorsey was reared on the pioneer farm and attended the first school ever organized in Green township. He learned the carpenter trade and also was a farmer. At the time of death, September 11, 1894, he was the oldest man in Green township.
Charles M. Dorsey grew to manhood on the home farm and obtained his education in the public schools, with two years at the Lebanon National Normal School and one term at Valparaiso, Ind., for three years afterward teaching school at Palestine. He then came to Sidney and for some years was connected with the old Sidney Gazette which later merged with the Sidney Journal. He has been an active citizen and to some degree interested in politics.
Mr. Dorsey was first married to Miss Mamie Brelsford, who died September 14, 1910, the mother of three children: Amelia Knox, Mary and Horace Taylor, the second born dying at the age of seven months. Mr. Dorsey was married (second) July 18, 1912, to Miss Stella Wilson, who was a successful teacher and an admired lady in Sidney social circles. Mr. Dorsey was reared in the Presbyterian church. He is identified with a number of fraternal organizations, including: the Odd Fellows, the Tribe of Ben Hur, and the Knights of the Golden Eagle.

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