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Chief Vernon John Dorsett
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1902
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1949
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Houston Fire Department.
Line of Duty Death.
Houston Fire Department from 1919 to 1949.
Chief Dorsett was a well-known "Fireman's Fireman". While in route to a multiple alarm fire at Hub Lumber Company located at 5519 Lawndale his Chief's car collided with a civilian passenger car at the intersection of Harrisburg and Linwood. He was to walk his daughter down the aisle to be married later that night. Sadly he never made it.
He was a Houston resident 42 years. Graduate of Jefferson Davis High School. Member Fire Fighters union Local 341. Husband of Glennie L. Dorsett. Father of Barbara Jean Dorsett and Mrs. M. Kemmering. Brother of Mrs. Della O'Neil, Mrs. Sallie Burns, Mrs. Myrtle Goldsmith, Mrs. Fred Boyd, Miss Selma Dorsett,and J. J. Dorsett.


Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Glennie Lennett Schuyler Dorsett (1906 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery
Humble
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 20, Plot 81, Space 6
 
Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Co...
Record added: Jun 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11088163
Chief Vernon John Dorsett
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
Chief Vernon John Dorsett
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Chief Vernon John Dorsett
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- Tx☆Oma
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013

- D. E. Beeson
 Added: Apr. 16, 2012
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Jun. 9, 2005
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