Dora Louise Griffith

Female11 September 1923–1 February 2011

Brief Life History of Dora Louise

When Dora Louise Griffith was born on 11 September 1923, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Archie Hendrix Griffith, was 36 and her mother, Minnie Belle Darby, was 24. She married Rudolph Locke on 19 November 1949, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Belton, Johnston, Oklahoma, United States in 2010 and Anderson, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 2010. She died on 1 February 2011, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Greenville Memorial Gardens, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Rudolph Locke
Dora Louise Griffith
Marriage: 19 November 1949
Brenda Gail Locke
Linda Faye Locke

Sources (10)

  • Louise Locke, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Louise Griffith Locke, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Louise Griffith Locke in entry for Rudolph Locke, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1949Anderson, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 18

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 24

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (Carmarthenshire and western England): from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief, lord’.

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

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