Portius Hugh Dobkins

Male19 January 1881–4 June 1972

Brief Life History of Portius Hugh

When Portius Hugh Dobkins was born on 19 January 1881, in Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Pinkney Dobkins, was 26 and his mother, Francis Angie Belknap, was 21. He had at least 1 son with Alberta Beatrice Morris. He lived in Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1935 and Commissioner's Precinct 1, Gaines, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 June 1972, at the age of 91, and was buried in Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Portius Hugh Dobkins
Alberta Beatrice Morris
Pinkney Hugh Dobkins

Sources (13)

  • Hugh Dobkins in household of Angie Dobkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pertes Hugh Dobkins, "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Porter Hugh Dobkins, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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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.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 24

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dobkin .

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

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