Nelson Dockery

Male1875–13 December 1948

Brief Life History of Nelson

When Nelson Dockery was born in 1875, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Washington Dockery, was 41 and his mother, Hulda Woody, was 33. He married Lillie Ann Smith on 9 May 1897, in Union, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1162, Union, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 13 December 1948, in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Dockery
Lillie Ann Smith
Marriage: 9 May 1897
Herschel Thedford Dockery
Thomas Melvin Dockery
Millard Samuel Dockery
Andy Marvin Dockery
Nando Graden Dockery
Jannie Velma Dockery
Voneva Evon Dockery

Sources (11)

  • Nelson Dockrey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nelson Dockery, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Nelson Dockery, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1897Union, Georgia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 0

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

    Age 3

    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dockray , a habitational name from any of several places in Cumbria called Dockray, from Middle English dokke (Old English docce) ‘docks or sorrel’ + Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook’, meaning ‘nook where dock grows’.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochraidh ‘descendant of Dochradh’, a personal name that is a variant of Dochartach (see Doherty ).

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

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