Norma Shirley McDowell

Female12 July 1927–9 November 1999

Brief Life History of Norma Shirley

When Norma Shirley McDowell was born on 12 July 1927, in Sheffield, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Dean McDowell, was 30 and her mother, Helen Edith Holtham, was 24. She married Lloyd William Thompson on 27 March 1949, in Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 9 November 1999, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sheffield, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd William Thompson
Norma Shirley McDowell
Marriage: 27 March 1949

Sources (26)

  • Norma Mcdowell in household of Dean Mcdowell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norma S McDowell Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Norma in entry for Michael E Mc Elroy and Joyce K Thompson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1949Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    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 4

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 20

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. This is the usual Irish spelling of this name, while McDougall is the usual Scottish spelling. However, McDowall is also common in south west Scotland and a prominent Galloway family with this name first appear in the historical record in the late 13th century.

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

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