Dorothy Nadene Mills

1922–2005 (Age 83)
Hamilton, Texas, United States

The Life of Dorothy Nadene

When Dorothy Nadene Mills was born in 1922, in Hamilton, Texas, United States, her father, Barney Tolbert Mills, was 25 and her mother, Frances Miriam Johnson, was 20. She married Otis Lee Cogdill on 1 June 1946, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 4 Dexter, Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died in 2005, at the age of 83, and was buried in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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Otis Lee Cogdill
Dorothy Nadene Mills
Marriage: 1 June 1946

Spouse and Children

1 June 1946
Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Leona D Mills



    Elsie Mae Mills


    Clarence Barney Mills


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

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 22

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

1 English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.2 English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles .3 Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • D Nadine Mills in household of Barney T Mills, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D Nadine Mills in household of Barney T Mills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nadene Mills, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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