Alta Blaine Bashor

11 February 1899–21 November 1976 (Age 77)
Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alta Blaine

When Alta Blaine Bashor was born on 11 February 1899, in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, Conrad B Bashor, was 28 and her mother, Lula Bell Cox, was 28. She married Leonard Earl Dorks on 29 October 1919, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Civil District 9, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 November 1976, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Earl Dorks
Alta Blaine Bashor
Marriage: 29 October 1919
Donis Wayne Dorks

Spouse and Children

29 October 1919
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Lula Bell Cox




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

See Bashore .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alta Dorks in household of Leonard Dorks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alta Dorks in household of Leonard Dorks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alta B Boshor in household of Conrad Boshor, "United States Census, 1900"

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