Dolfreta Young

13 March 1928–27 March 1985 (Age 57)
Amelia, Batavia Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Dolfreta

When Dolfreta Young was born on 13 March 1928, in Amelia, Batavia Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, her father, Everett Winton Lee Young, was 25 and her mother, Bertha Alice Watkins, was 18. She married Hiram Theodore Drake on 8 April 1945, in Linwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bracken, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 27 March 1985, in Owensville, Stonelick Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Union Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.

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Hiram Theodore Drake
Dolfreta Young
Marriage: 8 April 1945
Thomas Mitcheal Drake

Spouse and Children

8 April 1945
Linwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Everett Winton Lee Young


    Bertha Alice Watkins




    Elizabeth Young



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 8

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Freda Young in household of Everett Young, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dolfreta Young in household of Everett Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dolfreta Young, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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