Dorothy E Prall

13 August 1913–14 February 1994 (Age 80)
Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy E

When Dorothy E Prall was born on 13 August 1913, in Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, William Marshall Prall, was 34 and her mother, Mayme Faucett, was 27. She married Charles A Ross on 25 July 1931, in Hancock, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 February 1994, in Montgomery Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80.

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Charles A Ross
Dorothy E Prall
Marriage: 25 July 1931
Marcy Ann Ross
Patty Lou Ross

Spouse and Children

    Charles A Ross



25 July 1931
Hancock, Indiana, United States


    Marcy Ann Ross


    Patty Lou Ross


Parents and Siblings

    William Marshall Prall





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 12

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a noisy or boisterous person, from Middle High German pral ‘noise’.2 English: habitational name from Prawle in Devon, probably named with Old English prāw ‘lookout’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Prall in household of W M Prall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doroth E Prall in household of William M Prall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy E Ross in household of Charles A Ross, "United States Census, 1940"

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