Dorothy Franz

7 March 1905–8 October 1982 (Age 77)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Franz was born on 7 March 1905, in Indiana, United States, her father, Edward J. Franz, was 36 and her mother, Fredericka D. Bartels, was 33. She married Mark William Stewart Sr. on 18 August 1928, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cranford, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 8 October 1982, in Northbrook, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rosemont, St. Clair, Illinois, United States.

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Mark William Stewart Sr.
Dorothy Franz
Marriage: 18 August 1928
Shirley Mae Stewart
Mark W Stewart Jr

Spouse and Children

18 August 1928
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Shirley Mae Stewart



Parents and Siblings




    Roger Edward Franz


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Franz, a vernacular form of Latin Franciscus ( see Francis ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy F Stewart in household of Mark W Stewart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Franz in household of Edward Franz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Franz in household of Edward Franz, "United States Census, 1910"

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