Dorothy Leigh O'Brien

30 August 1881–31 May 1955 (Age 73)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Dorothy Leigh

When Dorothy Leigh O'Brien was born on 30 August 1881, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, her father, William Henry O'Brien, was 28 and her mother, Minerva Gregg, was 22. She married John Hudson Walbridge on 12 December 1899. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 31 May 1955, in San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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John Hudson Walbridge
Dorothy Leigh O'Brien
Marriage: 12 December 1899
John William Walbridge
Doris Barbara Walbridge
Donald Walbridge

Spouse and Children

12 December 1899
Alameda, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 10

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Leigh O'B Wallbridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy L Walbridge in household of John W Walbridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy L Walbridge in household of W H Obrien, "United States Census, 1910"

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