Dorothy Rae Woods

1913–2000 (Age 87)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorothy Rae

When Dorothy Rae Woods was born on 21 January 1913, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Clark Wood, was 32 and her mother, Nora E. Krimm, was 22. She lived in Georges Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 10 May 2000, in Passaic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87.

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Dorothy Rae Woods
Charles T. Allen

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  • Samuel Clark Wood


  • Female1890–1978Female



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World Events (8)


Age 3

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Allen in household of Charles Theadore Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorthy R Woods in household of Nora E Woods, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Golden in household of Charles Golden, "United States Census, 1940"

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