Mary Susanna Dobbins

1 May 1903–12 December 1980 (Age 77)
Newport News, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Susanna

When Mary Susanna Dobbins was born on 1 May 1903, in Newport News, Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Abraham Dobbins, was 35 and her mother, Lelia Wheeler Stephens, was 29. She married Robert Lee Holland on 11 May 1931, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. She died on 12 December 1980, at the age of 77, and was buried in Newport News, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Lee Holland
Mary Susanna Dobbins
Marriage: 11 May 1931

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11 May 1931
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 14

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Robin’ ( see Dobbin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary S Dobbins in household of Edward I Dobbins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary S Dobbins in household of Edward A Dobbins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Susanna Dobbins in entry for Robert Lee Holland, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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