Muriel Joy Doerr

26 March 1898–22 April 1954 (Age 56)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Muriel Joy

When Muriel Joy Doerr was born on 26 March 1898, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Albert Otis Doerr, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Misner, was 23. She married Franklin Barraclough Bennett Jr. on 1 September 1923, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 22 April 1954, in Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 56.

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Franklin Barraclough Bennett Jr.
Muriel Joy Doerr
Marriage: 1 September 1923
John Barraclough Bennett

Spouse and Children

1 September 1923
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German (Dörr): variant of Dürr ( see Durr ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Muriel Bennett in household of Albert Doerr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Muriel J. Doerr, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Merle J. Doerr, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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