Houston L. Dockery

27 March 1936–22 July 2002 (Age 66)
Union, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Houston L.

When Houston L. Dockery was born on 27 March 1936, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Houston Dockery, was 23 and his mother, Mrs. Ruth K. Dockery, was 23. He died on 22 July 2002, in his hometown, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Union, South Carolina, United States.

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Houston Dockery
1912–1992
Mrs. Ruth K. Dockery
1913–1987
Houston L. Dockery
1936–2002

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 13

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Dockray, of which there are four examples in Cumbria. A possible origin of the place name is Old Norse dǫkk ‘hollow’, ‘valley’ + vrá ‘isolated place’; the first element is, however, more likely to be Old English docce ‘dock’ (the plant).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochraidh ‘descendant of Dochradh’, a personal name that is a variant of Dochartach ( see Doherty ).

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

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