Lonzo Leslie Dorris

27 April 1888–5 August 1964 (Age 76)
Elgin, Bastrop, Texas, United States

The Life of Lonzo Leslie

When Lonzo Leslie Dorris was born on 27 April 1888, in Elgin, Bastrop, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Franklin Dorris, was 40 and his mother, Mollie Perry, was 23. He married Leta Louise Stroud on 29 August 1909, in Sevier, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 5 August 1964, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Overton, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Lonzo Leslie Dorris
Leta Louise Stroud
Marriage: 29 August 1909
Myrtle Dean Dorris

Spouse and Children

29 August 1909
Sevier, Arkansas, United States


    Myrtle Dean Dorris


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Doris .2 Possibly in some instances a respelling of German Dörries ( see Dorries ) or French Doris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lon L Dorris, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • L L Dorris in entry for Myrtle Dean Dorris, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Lon Leslie Dorris, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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