Melba Lois Dobson

7 December 1939–12 April 2010 (Age 70)
Crosby, Texas

The Life of Melba Lois

When Melba Lois Dobson was born on 7 December 1939, her father, Frank Irwin Dobson, was 37 and her mother, Leola Powell, was 35. She lived in Commissioner's Precinct 2, Crosby, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 2010, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Irwin Dobson
1902–1971
Leola Powell
1903–1959
Eva Doyce Dobson
1925–2008
Ella Marie Dobson
1928–2010
Frankie Lee Dobson
1931–2006
Jeryl Wayne Dobson Sr
1932–2008
Melba Lois Dobson
1939–2010
Nova Darlene Dobson
1942–1992
Oma Jerri Fair
1943–1999

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1941

Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 10

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.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 19

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Dobbe . This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Melba Loys Dobson in household of Frank Dobson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melba Lois Dobson, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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