Dorothy Georgianna Phelps McCulla

15 December 1909–14 September 1997 (Age 87)
Albany, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Dorothy Georgianna Phelps

When Dorothy Georgianna Phelps McCulla was born on 15 December 1909, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel A McCulla, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ada McManus, was 28. She married Burton Adair Chew Sr. on 20 July 1935, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New York, United States in 1935 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 September 1997, in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Burton Adair Chew Sr.
Dorothy Georgianna Phelps McCulla
Marriage: 20 July 1935
Richard Winston Chew

Spouse and Children

20 July 1935
Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States


    Richard Winston Chew


Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel A McCulla


    Mary Ada McManus




World Events (8)

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 1

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 8

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of McCullagh , though perhaps alternatively a form of McColla, a Scottish patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Colla, or from Irish coll ‘hazel’, as in Quill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Mcculla in household of Nathanial Mcculla, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Georgia D Mcculla in household of Nathaniel A Mcculla, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Chew in household of Burton A Chew, "United States Census, 1940"

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