Emmett Earl Dofner Sr

Brief Life History of Emmett Earl

When Emmett Earl Dofner Sr was born on 13 October 1927, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Fred A Dofner Sr, was 51 and his mother, Ruth Arvilla Elsie Foote, was 24. He married Virginia Mae Wood on 31 January 1944, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in United States in 1949. He died on 27 February 2005, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Loveland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Emmett Earl Dofner Sr
Virginia Mae Wood
Marriage: 31 January 1944
Paul Dopner
Emmett Dofner Jr
Donald D. Dofner

Sources (12)

  • Emmett Dofner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Emmett Earl Doffner, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Emmett E Dofner, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1934 · The Grout Museum

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Sean Michael.

Irish (Roscommon and Longford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnabhra, Ó Donnabhair ‘descendant of Dúnabhra’, from a personal name based on donn ‘brown’ + abhra ‘eyebrow’.

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

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