Edith Grace Dorman

31 October 1901–September 1979 (Age 77)
Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edith Grace

When Edith Grace Dorman was born on 31 October 1901, in Delaware, Iowa, United States, her father, Oscar Sherwood Dorman, was 27 and her mother, Bertha Maud Hubbell, was 22. She married Francis Hill Skinner on 30 June 1927, in Edgewood, Clayton, Iowa, United States. She lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Delaware Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in September 1979, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Francis Hill Skinner
Edith Grace Dorman
Marriage: 30 June 1927

Spouse and Children

30 June 1927
Edgewood, Clayton, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Laura Maud Dorman



    Mabel Kate Dorman


    Edna Mary Dorman


World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 12

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 21

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edith Dorman in household of O S Dorman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Skinner in household of Francis H Skinner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Skinner in household of Francis Skinner, "United States Census, 1930"

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