The beginning of my life

MY ANCESTRY; recordkeepers, records on herself

I was born 1969 in San Francisco, My father Clifford William Dorman, Son of 2nd generation Natives, Clifford Thomas Dorman and his wife Weltha Taylor of Alameda, Ca. They were married late in life, Weltha had married at 23 years old, a Gunn Surname I would surmise, based on the name on her marriage certificate, and divorced by 1930 divorced early in her life 36 years and stayed home with her mother until my great-grandmother, Lulu S Taylor, born  Jan 1869  California, . My great grandmother passed, July 7, 1932, in Alameda, California,  Weltha is listed in the 1930 census as the daughter, divorced, with no occupation. Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.26.47 PM

She was married two months later, to my grandfather, Clifford Thomas, Dorman.  They met at a dance and my grandfather who was 48 years old, was a decade older than her.

They were married in Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, Oakland, Ca.

Gunn maybe from a previous marriage
Marriage license Clifford Thomas Dorman, and Weltha G. Gunn, Maiden name is Taylor.

They were being foster parents to my father Clifford William Dorman when he was 18 months old. I story goes my father was found in an empty house in a nice neighborhood. He was clean and well fed. Recollection, from my mom, Edward Elliot, was on a card, nice clothes, and baby basket, in San Francisco or Sacremento. My father said he doesn’t know where she got that story, He said he didn’t find out till he was 14, “I don’t know much but she doesn’t know anything.” I have a postcard from an aunt Ruth Keene.Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 12.53.12 PM


I was born in San Francisco, in 1969, 5 days before we landed on the moon. My mother met my father while she was going the Dominican, my dad was the president of his fraternity at San Francisco City College, He was drafted and was in the band, and ran wire for telephone poles. He was very thin on the side of the poles he had to climb. He also played the Saxophone or horn in the band. read more about the summer of love, New communism, the farms, and strawberry hills, and a few articles I copy and pasted from the web.

The hippie subculture began its development as a youth movement in the United States during the early 1960s and then developed around the world.

Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century such as Bohemians, and the influence of Eastern religion and spirituality. From around 1967, its fundamental ethos — including harmony with nature, communal living, artistic experimentation particularly in music, and the widespread use of recreational drugs — spread around the world during the counterculture of the 1960s, which has become closely associated with the subculture.

Classical culture

The Hippie movement has found historical precedents as far back as the Mazdakist movement in Persia, whose leader the Persian reformer Mazdak, advocated communal living, the sharing of resources, vegetarianism and free love.[1] A 1967 article in Time Magazine asserted that the hippie movement has a historical precedent in the counterculture of the Ancient Greeks, espoused by philosophers like Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics.[2] The article also claimed that the hippies were influenced by the ideals of Jesus ChristHillel the ElderBuddhaSt. Francis of AssisiHenry David ThoreauGandhi, and others.[2] Some[who?] have pointed to the short-lived Merrymount colony in 1625 (allegorically portrayed by Nathaniel Hawthorne in “The Maypole of Merry Mount)” as the first hippie experience on the American continent.


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