William Francis Dolan

19 November 1891–12 May 1964 (Age 72)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of William Francis

When William Francis Dolan was born on 19 November 1891, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, William Francis Dolan, was 27 and his mother, Lucy Aloysius Wright, was 26. He married Mary E Aylward on 8 December 1911, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1891. He died on 12 May 1964, in Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72.

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William Francis Dolan
Mary E Aylward
Marriage: 8 December 1911
Mr Charles W Or Bunky Dolan
Jean Dolan

Spouse and Children

8 December 1911
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Mr Charles W Or Bunky Dolan


    Jean Dolan


Parents and Siblings

    William Francis Dolan


    Lucy Aloysius Wright




World Events (8)

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 4

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláin , Ó Dubhlainn , or Ó Dúnlaing ( see Doolin ). 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dobhailéin ( see Devlin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William F Dolan Junior in household of Charles Dolan, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • William Francis Dolan, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William Francis Dolan, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008"

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