Dorice Charles Denton

27 November 1911–27 June 1974 (Age 62)
Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorice Charles

When Dorice Charles Denton was born on 27 November 1911, in Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, United States, his father, Raymond Shelby Denton, was 24 and his mother, Golda Mae Fravell, was 23. He lived in Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 27 June 1974, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Raymond Shelby Denton
Golda Mae Fravell
Dorice Charles Denton
Leah Mae Denton

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 8

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 18

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorie C Verne in household of Raymond S Denton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorice C Danton in household of Raymond S Danton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorice C Denton, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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