Dora Torres

1936–2010 (Age 74)
Caldwell, Texas, United States

The Life of Dora

When Dora Torres was born on 25 April 1936, in Caldwell, Texas, United States, her father, Arturo Torres, was 43 and her mother, Maria Torres, was 30. She lived in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 21 September 2010, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Arturo Torres
Maria Torres
Anita Torres
Aurora Torres
Ernestina Torres
Arturo Torres
Diamantina Torres
Ofelia Torres
Dora Torres
Maria Guadalupe Torres

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1920–2009Female

  • Female1922–2001Female

  • Female1925–2009Female

  • Arturo Torres


  • Diamantina Torres


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 13

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 20

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

1 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dora Torres in household of Aurturo Torres, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Scarnato, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Dora Torres Scarnato, "Find A Grave Index"

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