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Murget me not

From Historical Highlights of Santa Clara Valley:

San Jose pioneer Alexander Murgotten seems only a footnote in the history of San Jose. There are no monuments, plaques or even a street named for this prominent early citizen.

I propose borrowing this poor gent’s name into the English language:

murgotten
adj.
forgotten by history despite having had fame during one’s lifetime

I was reminded that this past week’s theme on A.Word.A.Day was “Dickensian characters that became words.”