Vernon Doyette Dudley

17 August 1926–6 April 2010 (Age 83)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Vernon Doyette

When Vernon Doyette Dudley was born on 17 August 1926, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Clayton Dudley, was 51 and his mother, Goldie Mae Rittenbury, was 40. He lived in Dry Wells Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 6 April 2010, in Cary, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Joseph Clayton Dudley
Goldie Mae Rittenbury
Annie Mae Dudley
Willard Heber Dudley
George Manley Dudley
Nollie O. Dudley
Joseph Christopher Dudley
Etta V. Dudley
Vernon Doyette Dudley
Junnie Leigh (Lee) Dudley

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nunon Dudley in household of Goldie M Dudley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernon D Dudley in household of Joseph C Dudley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon in entry for Mr Willard Heber Dudley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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