Evelyn Dornak

1925–19 March 1996 (Age 71)
Texas, United States

The Life of Evelyn

When Evelyn Dornak was born in 1925, in Texas, United States, her father, Louis B Dornak, was 27 and her mother, Anna Fried, was 28. She lived in Wharton, Wharton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 5, Wharton, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 19 March 1996, in El Campo, Wharton, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Louis B Dornak
Anna Fried
Lillie Mae Dornak
Janie Mae Dornak
Lorrannie Louise Dornak
Larine Dornek
Evelyn Dornak

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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

Czech (also Dorňák) and Slovak (Dornák): from the female personal name Dorotha or Dorothea, Czech equivalents of Dorothy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Evelin Dornek in household of Louis B Dornek, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Evelyn Dornak in household of Louie B Dornak, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evelyn Thyssen in entry for Lorraine Louis Garrett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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