Dorothy Margreta Kettering

4 August 1911–19 June 1987 (Age 75)

The Life of Dorothy Margreta

When Dorothy Margreta Kettering was born on 4 August 1911, her father, Daniel Hezekiah Kettering, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Baker, was 23. She married Joseph Earl Dingey on 24 May 1941, in Rittman, Medina, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Summit, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Barberton, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 19 June 1987, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Earl Dingey
Dorothy Margreta Kettering
Marriage: 24 May 1941
Joseph Earl Dingey Jr.

Spouse and Children

24 May 1941
Rittman, Medina, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Hezekiah Kettering





    Stella Kettering


    Lula Evelyn Kettering



    George Daniel Kettering


    Harry Kettering


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Cateringe, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Cytra + -ingas, a suffix denoting ‘family or followers of’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Ketterling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Kettering in household of Daniel Kettering, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Kettering in household of Daniel Kettering, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Kettering in entry for Joseph Earl Dingey and Carol Jean Scott Biben, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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