John Shinkman Dorman

19 August 1915–10 May 1995 (Age 79)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Shinkman

When John Shinkman Dorman was born on 19 August 1915, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Rolland Archibald Dorman, was 27 and his mother, Orra J. Shinkman, was 27. He died on 10 May 1995, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Rolland Archibald Dorman
Orra J. Shinkman
John Shinkman Dorman
Barbara Ruth Dorman

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English personal name Dēormann, composed of Old English dēor ( see Dear ) + mann ‘man’. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan .2 German (Dormann): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper or topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city. Compare Dorer , Dorwart .3 Hungarian (Dormán): from the old secular personal name Dormán.

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

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  • John Dorman in household of Rolland Dorman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Dorman in household of Roland Dorman, "United States Census, 1920"

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