Dorothy Yancey

13 June 1916–2 April 2011 (Age 94)
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Yancey was born on 13 June 1916, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, her father, John Gibbons Yancey Jr., was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Lucile Rosenberger, was 31. She married John Roller Grattan on 13 October 1939, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 April 2011, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

John Roller Grattan
Dorothy Yancey
Marriage: 13 October 1939
John Y. Grattan
Robert Minor Grattan
Lynn Roller Grattan

Spouse and Children

13 October 1939
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States


    John Y. Grattan


    Robert Minor Grattan


    Lynn Roller Grattan


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Jansen (final -n is silent in some dialects of Dutch).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Yancey in household of A Rufus Rosenberger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Yancey in household of John G Yancey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Yancey, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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