Dorothy Louise Shear

Female3 April 1894–about 1970

Brief Life History of Dorothy Louise

When Dorothy Louise Shear was born on 3 April 1894, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Luther Wesley Shear, was 44 and her mother, Julia Cecilia Sorenson, was 29. She married Harold L. Johnson on 27 February 1915, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died about 1970, at the age of 77.

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Harold L. Johnson
Dorothy Louise Shear
Marriage: 27 February 1915
Robert Owen Johnson
Jane A. Johnson
Phyllis Louise Johnson
Winifred Lois Johnson

Sources (8)

  • Dorothy Louise Shear Johnson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Dorothy Johnson in household of Harold Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Shear, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1915Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

    Age 3

    The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 22

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a beautiful or radiant person, or one with fair hair, from Middle English scher, schir ‘bright, fair’ (Old English scǣre, scīr). In addition, the name may be a habitational name from Shere (Surrey), named from the word above.

    Possibly an altered form of German Schier .

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

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