Dorothy Jane Burks

April 1915–January 2013 (Age 97)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy Jane

When Dorothy Jane Burks was born in April 1915, in Indiana, United States, her father, Ollie E. Burks, was 28 and her mother, Nettie Gertrude Lowery, was 28. She had at least 1 son with George Wishart McElhinney. She lived in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States for about 5 years and Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in January 2013, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Covenanter Cemetery, Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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George Wishart McElhinney
Dorothy Jane Burks
Terrance Terry L. McElhinney

Spouse and Children



    Terrance Terry L. McElhinney


Parents and Siblings




    Wilburn Franklin Burks



    Stella Louise Burks



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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy J Burks in household of Ollie E Burks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Burks in household of Ollie E Burks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Mcelhinney in household of Wishart Mcelhinney, "United States Census, 1940"

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