Dorothy Mae Andrews

1923–2009 (Age 85)
Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorothy Mae

When Dorothy Mae Andrews was born on 13 February 1923, in Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Weldon Andrews, was 60 and her mother, Mary Ava Maness, was 22. She married Eugene Bartley Purvis. She lived in Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died in 2009, in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Siler City, Chatham, North Carolina, United States.

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Dorothy Mae Andrews
Eugene Bartley Purvis

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorthy Andrews in household of Thomas Murray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Mae Andrews in entry for Eugene Bartley Purvis, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"
  • Dorothy Mae Andrews in entry for Eugene Bartley Purvis, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"

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