Dorothy Bernice Anderson

1922–1995 (Age 73)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Dorothy Bernice

When Dorothy Bernice Anderson was born on 24 March 1922, in Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Preston Allen Anderson, was 24 and her mother, Alta Marshall, was 19. She married Lyman Bruce Keller on 17 May 1941, in Orange, California, United States. She died on 31 August 1995, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Dorothy Bernice Anderson
Lyman Bruce Keller
Marriage: 17 May 1941

Spouse & Children

17 May 1941
Orange, California, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Bernice Anderson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Dorothy Anderson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Dorothy Bernice Anderson in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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