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
1912–1986
Dorothy Yancey
1916–2011
Marriage: 13 October 1939
John Y. Grattan
1942–2016
Robert Minor Grattan
1943–2018
Lynn Roller Grattan
1947–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1939
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
children

(3)

    John Y. Grattan

    Male1942–2016Male

    Robert Minor Grattan

    Male1943–2018Male

    Lynn Roller Grattan

    Female1947–2018Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1917

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.
1941

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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