Doris Rae LUTON

8 March 1919–26 April 2006 (Age 87)
Creek, Warren, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Doris Rae

When Doris Rae LUTON was born on 8 March 1919, in Creek, Warren, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Anderson Luton, was 51 and her mother, Mary Eliza Morris, was 43. She married John Wesley Morgan on 23 December 1939, in Camden, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nixonton, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 April 2006, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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John Wesley Morgan
Doris Rae LUTON
Marriage: 23 December 1939
Phyllis Anne Morgan

Spouse and Children

23 December 1939
Camden, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Anderson Luton





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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 1

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Lēofgifu's settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Lēofa’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Paris R Luten in household of John A Luten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Doris Luton in household of Mary L Luton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris Ray Luton Morgan, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"

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