Dortha Faye Irwin

13 August 1920–29 March 1977 (Age 56)
Laneville, Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life of Dortha Faye

When Dortha Faye Irwin was born on 13 August 1920, in Laneville, Rusk, Texas, United States, her father, Grover Cleveland Irwin, was 30 and her mother, Margie Holland, was 21. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 29 March 1977, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Laneville, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 17

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’.3 From the Welsh personal name Urien ( see Uren ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fay Irwin in household of Grover C Irwin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Faye Irwin in entry for Judy Blanton, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Dorothy Faye Irwin in entry for Curtis David Blanton, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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