Tommy Dean Dockery

13 April 1935–5 December 2010 (Age 75)
Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Tommy Dean

When Tommy Dean Dockery was born on 13 April 1935, in Surry, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Alvin Dockery, was 34 and his mother, Minnie Elizabeth Shinault, was 36. He lived in Elkin, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 2010. He died on 5 December 2010, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fairview, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Alvin Dockery
Minnie Elizabeth Shinault
Gilmer Monroe Dockery
Hallie Mae Dockery
Victoria Hayes
Many U Dockery
Farrie Eva Dockery
Phillip Badgett Dockery
Tommy Dean Dockery
Elizabeth Helton

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    Gilmer Monroe Dockery


    Hallie Mae Dockery


    Victoria Hayes


    Many U Dockery


    Farrie Eva Dockery


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 6

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Dockray, of which there are four examples in Cumbria. A possible origin of the place name is Old Norse dǫkk ‘hollow’, ‘valley’ + vrá ‘isolated place’; the first element is, however, more likely to be Old English docce ‘dock’ (the plant).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochraidh ‘descendant of Dochradh’, a personal name that is a variant of Dochartach ( see Doherty ).

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

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  • Tommy Dean Dockery, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Tommy Dean Dockery, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mr Tommy Dean Dockery, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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