Dorothy "Doris" M Cathart

2 February 1928–12 February 1986 (Age 58)
Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Dorothy "Doris" M

When Dorothy "Doris" M Cathart was born on 2 February 1928, in Shawnee, Kansas, United States, her father, Melvin E Cathcart, was 22 and her mother, Dorothy Bell Reamer, was 19. She lived in Kaw Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1986, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 1

Kansas was part of the Dust Bowl during the great depression of the 1930's.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Cathcart near Glasgow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Doris M Cathart in household of Melvin Cathart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Doris Osborn in entry for Evelyn Louise Herring, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Doris Osborn in entry for Evelyn Louise Herring, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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