Dorothy Ruth Tevis

1902–1982 (Age 79)
Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dorothy Ruth

When Dorothy Ruth Tevis was born on 13 December 1902, in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Henderson Tevis, was 34 and her mother, Dora Elizabeth Vanwinkle, was 29. She married John Sears on 27 December 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 18 April 1982, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Dorothy Ruth Tevis
John Sears
Marriage: 27 December 1918
Dorothy S Sears
Barbara J Sears

Spouse & Children

27 December 1918


  • Dorothy S Sears


  • Barbara J Sears


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 2

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Tewes .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Sears in household of John Sears, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Ruth D Sears in household of John Sears Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Sears in household of John Sears, "United States Census, 1940"

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