Dorothy May Rosevear

Female16 March 1916–19 June 2001

Brief Life History of Dorothy May

When Dorothy May Rosevear was born on 16 March 1916, in Idaho, United States, her father, William Joseph Rosevear, was 48 and her mother, Minnie May Board, was 33. She married Loren Glenn Strawn on 18 December 1937, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940 and King, Washington, United States in 1950. She died on 19 June 2001, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Loren Glenn Strawn
Dorothy May Rosevear
Marriage: 18 December 1937
Claire Louise Strawn

Sources (12)

  • Dorothy Strawn, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorothy May Rosevear - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Dorothy May Rosevear
  • Dorothy Rosevear, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

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  • Marriage
    18 December 1937Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1917 · Fort Lewis is Established

    Age 1

    Fort Lewis military base was established in 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. It was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It used to be one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the US. In February 2010, it merged with McChord Air Force Base. 


    Age 24

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    Cornish: habitational name from Rosevear in Saint Mawgan in Meneage (Cornwall) or Roseveare in Saint Austell (Cornwall). The place in Saint Mawgan in Meneage is named with Middle Cornish ros ‘promontory, hill spur, moor’ + meur ‘big, great’; the place in Saint Austell is named with rid ‘ford’ + meur ‘big, great’. In both cases, the initial m- of the adjective has been lenited to v-.

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

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