Emma Mae Orendorff

Female29 September 1900–2 August 1988

Brief Life History of Emma Mae

When Emma Mae Orendorff was born on 29 September 1900, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, William Orendorff, was 34 and her mother, Julia Dawson Ricketts, was 31. She married Lee Cornell Dorr on 2 June 1919, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 15 years and Election Precinct 70, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 1988, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Lee Cornell Dorr
Emma Mae Orendorff
Marriage: 2 June 1919
Donald Eugene Dorr
Aileen Louise Dorr
Raymond Lee Dorr
Dennis Wesley Dorr

Sources (17)

  • Emma Mae Dorr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Emma May Orendorff, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Emma M Dorr, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1919Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1901 · City Hall Built

    Age 1

    The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of German Ohrendorf: habitational name, perhaps from Ohrdruf, near Gotha, or, alternatively, as a variant of Ohrdorf, from Ohrdorf, a place on the Ohre river in Lower Saxony. Compare Orendorf , Orndoff , Orndorf , and Orndorff .

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

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