Dora Ann Busby

14 September 1898–5 January 1988 (Age 89)
Marion, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Dora Ann

When Dora Ann Busby was born on 14 September 1898, in Marion, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Hampton Busby, was 37 and her mother, Frances Starling, was 34. She married James Burkett Shoemake on 9 June 1918, in Jones, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ward Two, Union, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Jones, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 January 1988, in Alcorn, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Gift, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Burkett Shoemake
Dora Ann Busby
Marriage: 9 June 1918
Lois or Louise F Shoemake Busby

Spouse and Children

9 June 1918
Jones, Mississippi, United States


    Lois or Louise F Shoemake Busby


Parents and Siblings

    William Hampton Busby


    Frances Starling




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr ‘bush’, ‘shrub’ or an Old Norse personal name Buski + býr ‘homestead’, ‘village’, or from some other place so called.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora Shoemake in household of Buford Boutwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Busby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Busby, "United States Census, 1930"

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