Dorothy Jane Agnew

17 May 1918–27 February 1981 (Age 62)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorothy Jane

When Dorothy Jane Agnew was born on 17 May 1918, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Dewar Agnew, was 35 and her mother, Sara R Thomas, was 31. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 27 February 1981, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Stanley Morgan Childrey
Dorothy Jane Agnew

Spouse and Children

    Stanley Morgan Childrey



Parents and Siblings

    John Dewar Agnew


    Sara R Thomas




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Age 2

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was established by Cyrus S. Eaton as a way to research and educate others in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, geology, paleontology, biology, and zoology. The first curator of the museum was Donald Johanson, the discoverer of Lucy.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

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 (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Agnew in household of John D Agnew, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Jane Agnew Childrey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorothy Jane Childrey, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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