Ida Evelyn Dorning

19 March 1893–29 August 1950 (Age 57)
Forks, Clallam, Washington, United States

The Life of Ida Evelyn

When Ida Evelyn Dorning was born on 19 March 1893, in Forks, Clallam, Washington, United States, her father, Peter Harrison Dorning, was 45 and her mother, Ida Evelyn Smith, was 43. She married Alexander Duncan Menzies on 14 October 1913, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Machias, Snohomish, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Hartford Election Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 29 August 1950, in Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Machias, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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Alexander Duncan Menzies
Ida Evelyn Dorning
Marriage: 14 October 1913
Christina Menzies
Robert J Mengies
Clark Whitlet Menzies
Walter LeRoy Menzies
Margaret Evelyn Menzies
Alexander Dorning Menzies
John Lester Menzies
Donald Duncan Menzies
Harry Allen Menzies

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Duncan Menzies



14 October 1913
Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Harrison Dorning





    Margaret Elisabeth Dorning




    Peter Harrison Dorning


    Robert Jay Dorning


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained.2 Probably an altered form of German Dornig, which is probably a nickname for someone with a sharp tongue, from an adjectival derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German dorn ‘thorn’. The suffixes -ig and -ing were often interchanged in Pennsylvania German and elsewhere. The name may also refer to a sloe bush.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ida Mengies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E Ida Downy in household of Peter Dorning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida Menzies in household of Alexander Menzies, "United States Census, 1930"

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