Dorothy Juanita Cosby

24 November 1943–21 August 1986 (Age 42)
Selma, Dallas, Alabama, United States

The Life of Dorothy Juanita

When Dorothy Juanita Cosby was born on 24 November 1943, in Selma, Dallas, Alabama, United States, her father, Benjamin Freeman Cosby Jr, was 29 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Weeden, was 29. She died on 21 August 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Oakmulgee, Perry, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Freeman Cosby Jr
1914–1945
Mary Elizabeth Weeden
1914–2001
Benjamin Freeman Cosby III
1939–1941
Eleanor Ruth Gates
1941–
Dorothy Juanita Cosby
1943–1986

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Benjamin Freeman Cosby III

    Male1939–1941Male

    Eleanor Ruth Gates

    Female1941–Female

    Female1943–1986Female

World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1948 · The Dixiecrats

Age 5

Dixiecrats were members of a right-wing splinter group who opposed federal intervention on state matters such as race and labor relations. After failing to prevent the nomination of Harry Truman at the Democratic National Convention, over 6,000 people from 13 southern states met at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham on July 17, 1948. Here, Governor Strom Thurmond was nominated for president and Governor Fielding L. Wright was nominated for vice president. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral-college votes in the southern states to prevent either Republican or Democrat nominee from winning enough electoral votes for election. Truman was elected on November 2, 1948, and the Dixiecrats received only 39 electoral votes.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 12

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire named Cosby, from an Old English personal name Cossa + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Dorothy Juanita Robertson, "Find A Grave Index"

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