Alma Ruth Worley

15 August 1924–18 September 1996 (Age 72)
Buchanan, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alma Ruth

When Alma Ruth Worley was born on 15 August 1924, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, her father, Nathan Edward Worley, was 48 and her mother, Nora Blanche McCracken, was 36. She married Woodrow Wilson Dunlap about 1944. She lived in Bristol, Harrison, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Bristol, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1996, at the age of 72, and was buried in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Woodrow Wilson Dunlap
Alma Ruth Worley
Marriage: about 1944

Spouse and Children

about 1944

Parents and Siblings



    Lucille V Worley



    Irene King Worley


    Evelyn Katherine Worley


    Thelma B Worley


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 17

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley , or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alma R Worley in household of Nathan E Worley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alma R Worley in household of Nathan E Worley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Worley Dunlap, "Find A Grave Index"

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