Doris Elizabeth Blackstone

12 August 1934–November 1970 (Age 36)
Maine, United States

The Life of Doris Elizabeth

When Doris Elizabeth Blackstone was born on 12 August 1934, in Maine, United States, her father, Fredrick Chandler Blackstone, was 28 and her mother, Mildred Leola Hobbs, was 29. She lived in Pownal, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1940. She died in November 1970, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Chandler Blackstone
1906–1984
Mildred Leola Hobbs
1905–1987
Doris Elizabeth Blackstone
1934–1970

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

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.
1937 · Lewiston–Auburn Shoe Strike

Age 3

"On March 25, 1937, textile workers from Auburn and Lewiston walked off their jobs to demand better working conditions, higher pay, shorter workweeks, and the right to union representation. Most of the strikers were of French-Canadian descent. The American Civil Liberties Union stated that ""Maine is at least 100 years behind the time"" when it came to labor laws. A 10% wage increase was offered, but refused. Governor Lewis Barrows eventually called in the Maine Army of the National Guard. The strike ended on June 29, 1937, and was considered a loss for the workers."
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 10

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dark (boundary) stone, from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ (Old English blæc) + stān ‘stone’, or a habitational name from a place named with these words, for example Blaxton in South Yorkshire.

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

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  • Doris L Blackstone in household of F C Blackstone, "United States Census, 1940"

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