Beatrice Thresa Dormer

Female7 February 1891–14 July 1943

Brief Life History of Beatrice Thresa

When Beatrice Thresa Dormer was born on 7 February 1891, in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Patrick Dormer, was 27 and her mother, Mary Agnes Eagan, was 21. She married Edward Charles Conbeer in 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 July 1943, in Coal Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 52.

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Edward Charles Conbeer
Beatrice Thresa Dormer
Marriage: 1919
Edward Joseph Conbeer
Mary C Conbeer
Beatrice Theresa Conbeer
James Thomas Conbeer
Jean A Conbur

Sources (12)

  • Briget Darmer in household of Patrick Darmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dormer, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
  • Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1919Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 7

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 14

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): nickname for a lazy man or a sleepyhead from Old French dormeur ‘sleeper, sluggard’ (from Latin dormitor, from dormire ‘to sleep’).

    Irish (Kilkenny): when not of the same origin as 1 above, this is a shortened Anglicized form of the Donegal name Ó Díorma, a shortened form of Ó Duibhdhíormaigh ‘descendant of Duibhdhíormach’, a personal name composed of Gaelic dubh ‘black’ + díormach ‘trooper’.

    German (Dörmer): occupational name for a watchman on a tower (of a castle or town), from an agent derivative of Middle Low German torn or Middle High German turn ‘tower’. Compare Dermer and Dorner .

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

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