Vera Mae Doran

3 July 1908–6 April 1986 (Age 77)
Washita, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Vera Mae

When Vera Mae Doran was born on 3 July 1908, in Washita, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Oscar Doran, was 28 and her mother, Lola Lee Brown, was 22. She married Ordra Lester Chapman on 2 January 1926, in Jackson, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Burns, Washita, Oklahoma Territory, United States in 1920 and East Turkey Creek Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1986, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ordra Lester Chapman
Vera Mae Doran
Marriage: 2 January 1926
Garland Ray Chapman

Spouse and Children

2 January 1926
Jackson, Oklahoma, United States


    Garland Ray Chapman


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 2

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin ‘descendant of Deoradhán’, a byname representing a diminutive of deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’, ‘exile’.2 English: variant of Durant .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera M Dorain? in household of Oscar Dorain?, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vera M Doran in household of Osca Doran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera Chapman in household of Lester Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"

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