Dora Mae Bunting

Female9 June 1894–12 February 1927

Brief Life History of Dora Mae

When Dora Mae Bunting was born on 9 June 1894, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, John Asbury Bunting, was 22 and her mother, Susan Anne Hudson, was 17. She married Frank George Truitt on 22 May 1910, in Roxana, Sussex, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1900 and District 5, Worcester, Maryland, United States in 1910. She died on 12 February 1927, in Selbyville, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Williamsville, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Frank George Truitt
Dora Mae Bunting
Marriage: 22 May 1910
Susie Emma Truitt

Sources (17)

  • N Dora Bunting in household of A Lemuel Derickem, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delaware, Marriage Records, 1806-1933
  • Dora May Truitt, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1910Roxana, Sussex, Delaware, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 4

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 10

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English bunting ‘corn bunting’, perhaps used of a short, plump person. Compare Bunt and Scots buntin ‘short and thick’, Welsh bontin ‘rump’, bontinog ‘large-buttocked’.

    History: Sarah Bunting (1686–1762), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, became a noted Quaker minister in Cross Wicks, NJ. It is believed but not certain that other members of her family, including her father, John Bunting, came with her to NJ sometime before 1704, when her marriage to William Murfin is recorded.

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

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