John Patrick Dingus

6 January 1915–10 April 1977 (Age 62)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John Patrick

When John Patrick Dingus was born on 6 January 1915, in Virginia, United States, his father, Soloman Luther Dingus, was 24 and his mother, Florida Caldona Baker, was 18. He married Elma Dotson on 17 February 1939, in Clintwood, Russell, Virginia, United States. He lived in Jenkins, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 2, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 10 April 1977, in Pound, Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

John Patrick Dingus
Elma Dotson
Marriage: 17 February 1939

Spouse and Children

17 February 1939
Clintwood, Russell, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Dorothy Dingus



    Clara Margaret Dingus


    Odus E Dingus




+2 More Children

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 17

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of German Dinges .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Dingus, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Johnie Dingus in household of Luther Dingus, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Johnie Dingus in household of Luther Dingus, "United States Census, 1920"

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