Grace Dorman

12 September 1907–11 June 1987 (Age 79)
Horry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Dorman was born on 12 September 1907, in Horry, South Carolina, United States, her father, Collin Woodberry Dorman, was 24 and her mother, Frances Eden Stevens, was 26. She married Enoch Charles " Charlie" Smith after 1914. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dog Bluff Township, Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, United States in 1961. She died on 11 June 1987, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Cool Spring, Horry, South Carolina, United States.

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Enoch Charles " Charlie" Smith
Grace Dorman
Marriage: after 1914
Dr Wilford M. Smith

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after 1914


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 9

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English personal name Dēormann, composed of Old English dēor ( see Dear ) + mann ‘man’. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan .2 German (Dormann): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper or topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city. Compare Dorer , Dorwart .3 Hungarian (Dormán): from the old secular personal name Dormán.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Smith in household of E C Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gracie Dorman in household of Collins W Dorman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Dorman in household of C W Dorman, "United States Census, 1910"

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