Dorothy Elwood

February 1890–
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Elwood was born in February 1890, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Frank Worcester Elwood, was 39 and her mother, Frederica Hewitt Pumpelly, was 40. She married Harold Alonzo Mack on 3 November 1917, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Monroe, New York, United States in 1900.

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Harold Alonzo Mack
Dorothy Elwood
Marriage: 3 November 1917

Spouse and Children

3 November 1917
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Worcester Elwood


    Frederica Hewitt Pumpelly




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 27

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 33

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, which is probably named from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + wudu ‘wood’. 2. from the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’. In the British Isles this spelling is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Elwood in household of Frederica Elwood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dorothy Elwood in household of Fredericka H Elwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Elwood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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