Dorothy Harriet Bills

13 May 1917–1 January 2010 (Age 92)
Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorothy Harriet

When Dorothy Harriet Bills was born on 13 May 1917, in Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Edgar K Bills, was 34 and her mother, Elsie May Devinney, was 28. She had at least 1 son with Wassel Charles Pless. She lived in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Bell Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 1 January 2010, in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Blairsville, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Wassel Charles Pless
Dorothy Harriet Bills
Edgar Charles Pless

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In some cases at least it is a derivative of Dutch bijl ‘axe’; in other cases it is clearly of English origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Pless in household of Wassel Pless, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy H Bills in household of Edgar R Bills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Bills in household of Edgar Bills, "United States Census, 1920"

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