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Carita Anna Louise Doggett

Female 1891 - 1978  (87 years)


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  • Name Carita Anna Louise Doggett 
    Born 15 Mar 1891  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 May 1978  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8678  Martin Family
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2018 

    Father John Locke Doggett,   b. 14 Mar 1868, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1937, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Caroline May VanDeman,   b. 20 Jun 1870, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1955, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F3389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herbert Montgomery Corse,   b. 15 Nov 1886, Picolata, St Johns, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1958, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Montgomery John Corse,   b. 5 Aug 1922, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1999, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Herbert Lucien Corse,   b. 5 Aug 1922, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2010, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Living
    +4. Carita Ann Corse,   b. Sep 1926, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 2016  (Age ~ 89 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1891 - Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 May 1978 - Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Carita Doggett Corse was a Florida historian who achieved scholarly distinction as an author. She earned a Bachelor's degree at Vassar College, a Master's degree at Columbia University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of the South. In 1978, she was recognized for her work by the Florida Historical Society, and was posthumously inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame - an honor roll recognizing women who have "made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all Florida citizens." She was an early suffragette and was director of Florida's chapter of the newly-created Planned Parenthood.

      Dr. Corse was the Florida director of the (WPA) Writer's Project from 1935 to 1942. She was especially interested in the ethnic diversity of Florida and was one of the first state directors to actively collect folk history as a part of the project. Workers on the project included Alton Morris, Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Corse created a Negro Writers' Unit to focus on black history and culture and those writers were instrumental in producing ex-slave narratives.

      With family historical connections dating to the founding of the nation as well as the development of Florida and Jacksonville, it is easy to understand how Carita Doggett Corse chose to venture down the path of historian. The first was Thomas Doggett (Doged), who sailed to Boston in 1637 and became a man of means and influence. His grandson, another ancestor, married the great-granddaughter of Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. Dr. Corse was a descendant of Dr. Turnbull, the Scottish physician who founded the colony at New Smyrna, Florida and who was the subject of one of her books. She was a great-granddaughter of John Locke Doggett, one of Jacksonville's founders, who came to Florida in 1820, became a territorial judge and was president of the Florida Legislative Council. Aristides Doggett, her grandfather, was a Captain in the Confederate Army, became a County judge and was corporate council for the City of Jacksonville.

      Carita Doggett Corse authored numerous historical publications on Florida, most notably: Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the New Smyrna Colony of Florida, an account of the founding of the colony based on her research at the British Colonial Office and, The Key to the Golden Islands, the story of the history and settlement of Fort George Island, located near Jacksonville.



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