Margaret Doran

26 October 1919–5 May 2009 (Age 89)
Jackson Township, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Doran was born on 26 October 1919, in Jackson Township, Webster, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph Doran, was 36 and her mother, Iva Byrne, was 28. She died on 5 May 2009, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Doran
1883–1928
Iva Byrne
1891–
Margaret Doran
1919–2009

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin ‘descendant of Deoradhán’, a byname representing a diminutive of deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’, ‘exile’.2 English: variant of Durant .

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

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  • Margaret Doran, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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