Nelson Dockery

1878–13 December 1948 (Age 70)
District 1244, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Dockery was born in 1878, in District 1244, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Washington ( Dan ) Dockery, was 44 and his mother, Hulda Woody, was 36. 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 70, 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
Hurschel Thedford Dockery
Thomas Melvin Dockery
Millard Samuel Dockery
Andy Marvin Dockery
Nando Graden Dockery
Jannie Velma Dockery
Voneva Evon Dockery

Spouse and Children

9 May 1897
Union, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 0

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Dockray, of which there are four examples in Cumbria. A possible origin of the place name is Old Norse dǫkk ‘hollow’, ‘valley’ + vrá ‘isolated place’; the first element is, however, more likely to be Old English docce ‘dock’ (the plant).2 Irish: reduced 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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Sources (3)

  • Nelson Dockrey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nelson Dockrey in household of Daniel Dockrey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nelson Dockery, "United States Census, 1930"

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