Donald Ernest Dales

Brief Life History of Donald Ernest

When Donald Ernest Dales was born on 9 September 1919, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Ernest Welker Dales, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Valrie Chamberlin, was 27. He married Cecelia Louise Weller on 20 November 1948, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 14 April 2000, in Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Donald Ernest Dales
Cecelia Louise Weller
Marriage: 20 November 1948

Sources (12)

  • Donald E Dales, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Donald Ernest Dales, "Michigan, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Donald E. Dales, "Find A Grave Index"

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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1920 · The Detroit Wall

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): variant of Dale , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a needy person, from Hebrew dalus ‘poverty’.

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

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