Dorothea Gene Mayer

Female1 August 1922–3 August 2006

Brief Life History of Dorothea Gene

When Dorothea Gene Mayer was born on 1 August 1922, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Mark Guy Mayer, was 28 and her mother, Lola Margaret Chapman, was 26. She married John Rex Palmer on 4 June 1943, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She lived in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 3 August 2006, in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rex Palmer
Dorothea Gene Mayer
Marriage: 4 June 1943

Sources (9)

  • Dorothea Gene Mayer Palmer in household of John R Palmer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Dorothea Gene Mayer Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorothea in entry for John Rex Palmer, "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1943Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

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

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 19

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 22

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Franz, Helmut, Wilhelm, Erwin, Gerhard, Heinz, Ilse, Lorenz, Wolfgang.

    English (Staffordshire): post-medieval form of Mear, which is either a topographic name, from Middle English mere ‘pond, pool’ (Old English mere) or Middle English mere ‘boundary’ (Old English (ge)mǣre), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places with names derived from these terms, such as Mere (Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire), Meir in Caverswall (Staffordshire), and Meare (Somerset).

    English: occupational name for a physician, from Old French mire, Middle English mire, meir, meyre, originally synonymous with Myer .

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

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