Clifford Nellis Dockstader

Brief Life History of Clifford Nellis

When Clifford Nellis Dockstader was born on 15 December 1900, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Charles Jacob Dockstader, was 34 and his mother, Faith Carey Bly, was 25. He married Louise Crowley in December 1925. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1921. He died on 25 November 1966, in El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Clifford Nellis Dockstader
1900–1966
Carmen Margaret Woods
1912–1975
Marriage: 18 May 1930

Sources (13)

  • Clifford Dockstader, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clifford N Dockstader, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Clifford Nellis Dockstader, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a landing, from Middle Low German docke ‘dock’ + stade ‘embankment, shore’, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. In some cases it may have been an occupational name for a docker, since stade also denoted a granary or warehouse. This surname has apparently died out in Germany. Compare Doxtater and Doxtator .

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

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