William Lee Dooley

16 January 1900–17 December 1969 (Age 69)
Boaz, Marshall, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Lee

When William Lee Dooley was born on 16 January 1900, in Boaz, Marshall, Alabama, United States, his father, Shaffer Shepard Dooley, was 20 and his mother, Lexie Lee McCall, was 14. He married Naomi Brooks on 9 June 1923, in Marshall, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 13 Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 17 December 1969, in Central, Grant, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lee Dooley
Naomi Brooks
Marriage: 9 June 1923
Erline Dooley
Billie June Dooley
Claybrooks Dooley

Spouse and Children

9 June 1923
Marshall, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 7

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 12

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhlaoich ‘descendant of Dubhlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ ( see Duff ) + laoch ‘champion’, ‘hero’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Dooley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W L Dooley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Lee Dooley, "New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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