Della Electa Gorham

24 September 1905–20 November 1994 (Age 89)
Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of Della Electa

When Della Electa Gorham was born on 24 September 1905, in Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States, her father, Harvey Lee Gorham, was 33 and her mother, Dora Stisher, was 32. She married Lawrence Thomas Dunkin on 16 October 1921, in Cullman, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Blount, Alabama, United States in 1935. She died on 20 November 1994, in Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Holly Pond Cemetery, Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Thomas Dunkin
Della Electa Gorham
Marriage: 16 October 1921
Evelyn Dunkin
Dorothy Lesle Dunkin
Bobbie Lou Duncan
Wade Lee Dunkin

Spouse and Children

16 October 1921
Cullman, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 7

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 24

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

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Della E Duncan in household of Lawrence T Duncan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eleacta Dunkin in household of Lawarnce Dunkin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elector Gorham in household of Havy L Gorham, "United States Census, 1910"

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