Dorothy Mildred Garvin

8 June 1909–21 November 1996 (Age 87)
Sandy Valley, Winslow Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dorothy Mildred

When Dorothy Mildred Garvin was born on 8 June 1909, in Sandy Valley, Winslow Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Frank Chester Garvin, was 25 and her mother, Viola A. Trimble, was 20. She married Harry Albert Will in 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Homer City, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 21 November 1996, in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, White Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harry Albert Will
Dorothy Mildred Garvin
Marriage: 1935
Patricia Ann Will

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhín ‘descendant of Gairbhín’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’.

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

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  • Dortha M Garvin in household of Frank Garvin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Will in household of Harry Will, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Garvin in household of Frank Garvin, "United States Census, 1930"

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