Dollie Marie Grooms Lance

25 October 1924–14 March 1993 (Age 68)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dollie Marie

When Dollie Marie Grooms Lance was born on 25 October 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, James Calvin Lance, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Mildred Reichenbach, was 20. She married Robert Elmer Weilbacher on 19 July 1947, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. She died on 14 March 1993, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Elmer Weilbacher
Dollie Marie Grooms Lance
Marriage: 19 July 1947

Spouse and Children

19 July 1947
Benton, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Louise Lance


    Bobby Lance


World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 7

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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: variant of Groom .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dollie Lance in entry for Robert E Weilbacher, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census
  • 1930 United States Federal Census

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