Dorothy Clair Perry

19 April 1904–1 November 1994 (Age 90)
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life of Dorothy Clair

When Dorothy Clair Perry was born on 19 April 1904, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Glenn Ellis Perry, was 25 and her mother, Rubie Mae Hicks, was 19. She married Roy Janus Crossett on 8 December 1950, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Washington, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 November 1994, in Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Roy Janus Crossett
Dorothy Clair Perry
Marriage: 8 December 1950

Spouse and Children

8 December 1950
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Rubie Mae Hicks




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Perry in household of Glenn Perry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy C Perry in household of Glenn E Perry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Claire Perry, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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