Dorine Joy Gerard

Female3 July 1930–2 June 2003

Brief Life History of Dorine Joy

When Dorine Joy Gerard was born on 3 July 1930, in Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Harry Clay Gerard, was 26 and her mother, Doris Lavinia Abbott, was 19. She married Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr. on 3 August 1948. She lived in Mud Lake, Marshall, Minnesota, United States in 2001. She died on 2 June 2003, in Terreton, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.
Dorine Joy Gerard
Marriage: 3 August 1948

Sources (32)

  • Dorine J Gerard in household of Harry C Gerard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorine Joy Gerard - Government record: birth-name: Dorine Joy Gerard
  • Dorine Gerard, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1948
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

    Age 1

    The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.


    Age 20

    United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Jean-Pierre, Murielle, Emile, Pascal, Pierre, Agathe, Alain, Aldes, Antoine, Armand.

    French (Gérard), Walloon (mainly Gérard), and English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Gérard, Gerard (from Old French Gerart, Girart), composed of the ancient Germanic elements gēr ‘spear, lance’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. As a surname of French origin it is also found in Haiti. Compare Garrard and also French Guerard , English Garard , Gerrard , and Jarrard .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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