Dorothy Jane Barber

22 October 1919–16 May 2007 (Age 87)
Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Dorothy Jane

When Dorothy Jane Barber was born on 22 October 1919, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States, her father, Walter Madison Barber, was 47 and her mother, Mary Annie Selke, was 43. She had at least 2 sons with Thurman Louie Fancher Sr. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 16 May 2007, at the age of 87, and was buried in Burnet, Burnet, Texas, United States.

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Thurman Louie Fancher Sr
Dorothy Jane Barber

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

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

1 English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Darthe J Berber in household of Walter M Berber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dortha J Barber in household of Walter M Barber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Barber in household of Walter M Barber, "United States Census, 1940"

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