Dora Edna

9 September 1872–24 June 1944 (Age 71)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dora Edna

Dora Edna was born on 9 September 1872, in Kentucky, United States. She died on 24 June 1944, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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John Henry Penn
1880–1948
Dora Edna
1872–1944

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 19

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

19th-century coinage, representing a short form of Isidora , Theodora , Dorothy , and any other name containing the Greek word dōron ‘gift’. Wordsworth's daughter ( 1804–47 ), christened Dorothy , was always known in adult life as Dora . The name's popularity was enhanced by the character of Dora Spenlow in Dickens's novel David Copperfield ( 1850 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Dora Penn in household of John Penn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Penn, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Dora Penn, "Find A Grave Index"

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