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.
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 .
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