Walter Cliff Dobson

11 June 1886–20 August 1969 (Age 83)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Walter Cliff

When Walter Cliff Dobson was born on 11 June 1886, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Walter Cliff Dobson, was 24 and his mother, Ella Edith Crowell, was 18. He married Adele May Coane on 18 February 1909, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in West New York, Hudson, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years and Lincroft, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 2002. He died on 20 August 1969, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tenafly, Palisades Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Cliff Dobson
Adele May Coane
Marriage: 18 February 1909
Elizabeth Dobson
Adele Marie Dobson
Gertrude Dobson
Walter Cliff Dobson Jr
Helen Claire Dobson

Spouse and Children

18 February 1909
Rhode Island, United States


    Elizabeth Dobson


    Adele Marie Dobson


    Gertrude Dobson


    Walter Cliff Dobson Jr



Parents and Siblings

    Walter Cliff Dobson


    Ella Edith Crowell







    Edith Crowell Dobson


    Zenas Barzilla Dobson


    Myra Belle Dobson


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 8

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Dobbe . This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Dobson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Dobson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Dobson, "United States Census, 1940"

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