Gerald Shelton Doolin

13 October 1909–28 December 1985 (Age 76)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Gerald Shelton

When Gerald Shelton Doolin was born on 13 October 1909, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Hiram Shelton Doolin, was 36 and his mother, Helen Sallee, was 21. He married Esther Artie Drackley on 19 December 1942, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 28 December 1985, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mill Springs National Cemetery, Ferguson, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Gerald Shelton Doolin
Esther Artie Drackley
Marriage: 19 December 1942

Spouse and Children

19 December 1942
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Shelton Doolin


    Helen Sallee




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 10

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic1. Ó Dubhshláin ‘descendant of Dubhshlán’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’. 2. Ó Dubhlainn ‘descendant of Dubhfhlann’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + flann ‘blood-colored’, ‘red’. 3. Ó Dúnlaing , a North Leinster name meaning ‘descendant of Dúnlang’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerald Doolin in household of Mary Carr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerald S Doolin in household of Hiram S Doolin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gerald Doolin in household of Dr. H S Doolin, "United States Census, 1910"

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