Joy Margarette Sharpton

23 June 1920–4 March 2005 (Age 84)
Orange, Orange, Texas, United States

The Life of Joy Margarette

When Joy Margarette Sharpton was born on 23 June 1920, in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States, her father, Luther Franklin Sharpton, was 41 and her mother, Edna Mae Long, was 29. She married Hereward Dorman on 24 December 1942, in Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Orange, Texas, United States in 1940 and Orange, Texas, United States in 2005. She died on 4 March 2005, in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Dorman Cemetery, Orange, Orange, Texas, United States.

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Hereward Dorman
Joy Margarette Sharpton
Marriage: 24 December 1942

Spouse and Children

24 December 1942
Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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: habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp ‘steep’ + beorg ‘hill’, ‘mound’ + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joy Sharpton in household of Luther Sharpton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joy Sharpton in household of Luther Sharpton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joy Sharpton in household of Luther Sharpton, "United States Census, 1940"

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