Dorothy Louise Tevis

1922–2005 (Age 82)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorothy Louise

When Dorothy Louise Tevis was born on 10 November 1922, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, her father, Leonard Tevis, was 31 and her mother, Ola May Thomason, was 28. She married Edward Allen Fay on 29 January 1944. She lived in Seminary Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 July 2005, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Desert Memorial Park, Ridgecrest, Kern, California, United States.

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Dorothy Louise Tevis
1922–2005
Edward Allen Fay
1918–1992
Marriage: 29 January 1944

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1944

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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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
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

Altered spelling of German Tewes .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Dorothy L Tevis in household of Lenorad Tevis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Tevis in household of Leonard Tevis, "United States Census, 1930"

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