Dorothy Emily Shinton

10 May 1916–1994 (Age 77)
Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy Emily

When Dorothy Emily Shinton was born on 10 May 1916, in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Frederick Shinton, was 42 and her mother, Julia Paling, was 41. She died in 1994, in her hometown, at the age of 78.

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Frederick Shinton
Julia Paling
Minnie Elizabeth Shinton
Julia Shinton
Frederick Shinton
Lucy Shinton
Dorothy Emily Shinton

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World Events (8)


Age 2

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 5

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 23

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lancashire and North and South Yorkshire, so named from Old English swīn ‘pig’, ‘wild boar’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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