Dorothy Elizabeth Lynch

21 December 1920–7 October 2007 (Age 86)
Lind, Adams, Washington, United States

The Life of Dorothy Elizabeth

When Dorothy Elizabeth Lynch was born on 21 December 1920, in Lind, Adams, Washington, United States, her father, Clarence E Lynch, was 25 and her mother, Lillian Ethel Oakes, was 24. She married Robert Clarence Collier on 28 September 1940. She lived in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1935 and Mica Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 7 October 2007, in City of Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Robert Clarence Collier
1918–1985
Dorothy Elizabeth Lynch
1920–2007
Marriage: 28 September 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 September 1940

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 20

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch.2 Irish (Anglo-Norman): Anglicized form of Gaelic Linseach, itself a Gaelicized form of Anglo-Norman French de Lench, the version found in old records. This seems to be a local name, but its origin is unknown. One family of bearers of this name was of Norman origin, but became one of the most important tribes of Galway.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside, Old English hlinc, or perhaps a habitational name from Lynch in Dorset or Somerset or Linch in Sussex, all named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy E Lynch in household of George C Larson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1930 United States Federal Census
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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