Dorothy Lorain Strohmeyer

31 January 1926–30 March 2009 (Age 83)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorothy Lorain

When Dorothy Lorain Strohmeyer was born on 31 January 1926, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Leo J Strohmeyer, was 25 and her mother, Bertha L Henry, was 21. She lived in Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 30 March 2009, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Leo J Strohmeyer
Bertha L Henry
Dorothy Lorain Strohmeyer
Robert Strohmeyer
James Edward Strohmeyer

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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.
1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 1

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
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

German: occupational name for a collector of straw taxes, i.e. taxes in kind from the grain harvest, from Middle High German strō ‘straw’ + meier ‘bailiff’, ‘steward’ ( see Meyer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Stoohmeyer in household of Leo J Stoohmeyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy L Strohmeyer in household of Leo J Strohmeyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Strohmeyer, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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