Dora Maria Lena Steen

4 January 1915–3 November 1988 (Age 73)
Preston Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dora Maria Lena

When Dora Maria Lena Steen was born on 4 January 1915, in Preston Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, her father, Herman Fred Steen, was 33 and her mother, Emily Freda Steinfadt, was 27. She married Henry Weber on 22 June 1937, in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States. She died on 3 November 1988, at the age of 73, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States.

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Henry Weber
Dora Maria Lena Steen
Marriage: 22 June 1937

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22 June 1937
Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the personal name Steven .2 North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from sten ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier's name.3 Swedish: from the personal name Sten.

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

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  • Dora Maria Lena Steen Weber in the Iowa, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940
  • Dora Steen in the South Dakota, U.S., Marriages, 1905-2017

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