William Cyrus Dorris

12 June 1897–26 June 1964 (Age 67)
Potter, Polk, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Cyrus

When William Cyrus Dorris was born on 12 June 1897, in Potter, Polk, Arkansas, United States, his father, Greene Ward Dorris, was 23 and his mother, Minerva Elizabeth Lunsford, was 23. He married Zelda I Barlow on 3 June 1919, in Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Armstrong, Texas, United States in 1910 and Fort Davis, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 26 June 1964, in Poughkeepsie, Sharp, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Williford, Sharp, Arkansas, United States.

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William Cyrus Dorris
Mable Plyma Carson
Marriage: 24 June 1936

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24 June 1936
Baxter, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Doris .2 Possibly in some instances a respelling of German Dörries ( see Dorries ) or French Doris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C Dorris in household of Harry Sansing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Dorris in household of Green W Dorris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Dorris in household of Green W Dorris, "United States Census, 1910"

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