Dorothy Irene Lawley

20 November 1910–11 June 1995 (Age 84)
Odenville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States

The Life of Dorothy Irene

When Dorothy Irene Lawley was born on 20 November 1910, in Odenville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States, her father, William Robert Lawley, was 39 and her mother, Annis Magniss Hawkins, was 35. She married William Eugene Mc Kinney on 31 May 1931. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Moody, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 11 June 1995, in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Eugene Mc Kinney
Dorothy Irene Lawley
Marriage: 31 May 1931
William Eugene McKinney Jr
John Allen Mckinney

Spouse and Children

31 May 1931
, Wayne, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Abbie Evielee Lawley


    William Lester Lawley


    J Ellis Lawley


    J Ellen Lawley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 2

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from Lawley in Shropshire, named in Old English as ‘Lafa's wood’, from a personal name Lāfa (from lāf ‘remnant’, ‘survivor’) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dortha L Lawley in household of William R Lawley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Mckinley in household of Eugene Mckinley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy I Lawley in entry for John Allen Mckinney and Phyllis Jean Thomas, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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