Doris Pauline Sharples

25 May 1921–28 May 2007 (Age 86)
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Doris Pauline

When Doris Pauline Sharples was born on 25 May 1921, in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States, her father, Roy Morgan Sharples, was 27 and her mother, Mary Josephine Murphy, was 23. She married Sam Pynor Pritchard on 25 April 1942, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Kern, California, United States in 1935 and Compton Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 May 2007, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Sam Pynor Pritchard
Doris Pauline Sharples
Marriage: 25 April 1942
Susanne Pritchard

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25 April 1942
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Age 1

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples Hall near Bolton, probably so called from Old English scearp ‘sharp’, i.e. ‘steep’ + lǣs ‘pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Doris P Sharples in household of William Richards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris P Sharples in household of Roy M Sharples, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris Sharples in household of Roy M Sharples, "United States Census, 1940"

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