Doris Lucile Dick

16 March 1919–February 2003 (Age 83)
Creston, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life of Doris Lucile

When Doris Lucile Dick was born on 16 March 1919, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States, her father, Alva Cornelious Dick, was 19 and her mother, Freida Mae Sackett, was 18. She married Frederick P Smith on 3 October 1936, in Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States. She lived in Summerset Township, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died in February 2003, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83.

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Frederick P Smith
Doris Lucile Dick
Marriage: 3 October 1936

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3 October 1936
Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States

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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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a short form of Richard . Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik.3 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Doris Smith in household of Frederick Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorras Dick in household of E A Koenig, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Doris L Dick in household of Hicks Koenig, "United States Census, 1930"

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