Dora L. Williams

1 August 1861–1901 (Age 39)
Dodge Township, Boone, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dora L.

When Dora L. Williams was born on 1 August 1861, in Dodge Township, Boone, Iowa, United States, her father, John Williams, was 45 and her mother, Matilda Louise Severns, was 34. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Beaver Election Precinct, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died in 1901, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

John Williams
Matilda Louise Severns
Mary Jane Williams
John William Williams
Sidney Williams
Milton Williams
Ruth E. Williams
James Williams
Franklin Williams
Dora L. Williams
Sarah E. Williams
Grant Williams
Anna Belle Williams

Parents and Siblings

    John Williams


    Matilda Louise Severns





    Milton Williams



    John William Williams


    James Williams


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World Events (8)

1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 4

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dora L Williams in household of Matilda Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Williams in household of John Williams, "United States Census, 1870"

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