Dora Malina Whitbeck

7 July 1876–1938 (Age 61)
Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Dora Malina

When Dora Malina Whitbeck was born on 7 July 1876, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, George H. Whitbeck, was 31 and her mother, Mary L. Whitbeck, was 27. She married Israel Alexander Davis on 6 December 1903, in Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Shelby, Oceana, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Ensley Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died in 1938, in North Dakota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, United States.

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Israel Alexander Davis
Dora Malina Whitbeck
Marriage: 6 December 1903
Mildred Davis
Myrtle Davis

Spouse and Children

6 December 1903
Kent, Michigan, United States


    Mildred Davis


    Myrtle Davis


Parents and Siblings

    George H. Whitbeck


    Mary L. Whitbeck




World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 13

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places in northern England called Whitbeck. One in Cumbria is named with Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ + bekkr ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dora M Whitbeck in household of George Whitbeck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora M Whitbeck in household of George H Whitbeck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora Malind Whitback, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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