Walter Laurence Dougherty

25 May 1891–
Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Laurence

When Walter Laurence Dougherty was born on 25 May 1891, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, Frank Fullerton Dougherty, was 29 and his mother, Nellie Findley, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Frank Fullerton Dougherty
Nellie Findley
Fae Dougheity
Fanny Dougherty
Walter Laurence Dougherty
Florence F Dougherty

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 5
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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 12
"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 32
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Conan, Daley, Donal, Paddy.Irish and Manx: variant of Doherty .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Walter Lawrence Dougherty, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Walter Dougherty in household of Frank Dougherty, "United States Census, 1910"

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