Doris Mae Torres

1920–2006 (Age 85)
Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States

The Life of Doris Mae

When Doris Mae Torres was born on 23 August 1920, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, her father, Enrique Phillip Torres, was 25 and her mother, Florence Ethel Moore, was 25. She died on 6 April 2006, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Doris Mae Torres
1920–2006
Jack Monroe
1917–2009

Spouse & Children

  • Female1920–2006Female

  • Jack Monroe

    Male1917–2009Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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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.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 21

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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

1 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Doris M Torres in household of Enrique Torres, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris May Torres in household of Enrique P Torres, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Doris Mae Torres Monroe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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