Dorothy May Burton

6 May 1906–31 July 1985 (Age 79)
Adams, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dorothy May

When Dorothy May Burton was born on 6 May 1906, in Adams, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, her father, Dennie Warren Burton, was 26 and her mother, Mary Emma Ball, was 23. She married Robert Dixon Carter on 4 October 1924, in Adams, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 31 July 1985, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dixon Carter
Dorothy May Burton
Marriage: 4 October 1924
Marjorie Carter
Roberta Carter
Paul Carter
Ralph Carter

Spouse and Children

4 October 1924
Adams, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 6

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Carter in household of Robert Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dortty M Carter in household of Robert D Carter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dortha M Burton in household of Dennie W Burton, "United States Census, 1910"

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