When John Henry Dole was born on 14 June 1886, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, his father, Louis or Lewis Dole, was 24 and his mother, Mary Celina Delong, was 26. He married Vera Ling on 9 June 1912, in Gilmore, Lemhi, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1900 and Saint John, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 20 September 1934, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.
English: topographic name from Middle English dol, doil ‘portion or share of land’, especially in the common field (Old English dāl). The name might also denote someone who lived ‘(by the) boundary mark’, Middle English dol(e).
French (Dolé): nickname for a troubled or anxious person, from Old French dolé, past participle of doler ‘to regret’ (from Latin dolere ‘to hurt’).
Americanized form of French Daul , a surname of German origin.