Dorothy Elisabeth Steinbüchel

Female14 September 1893–6 October 1981

Brief Life History of Dorothy Elisabeth

When Dorothy Elisabeth Steinbüchel was born on 14 September 1893, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, her father, Herman Joseph Steinbüchel, was 48 and her mother, Marie Louise Hahn, was 27. She married William Brien Wilson on 27 December 1916, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 6 October 1981, at the age of 88, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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William Brien Wilson
Dorothy Elisabeth Steinbüchel
Marriage: 27 December 1916
Lt. William Herman Wilson
Theodore Frederick Wilson
James Charles Wilson

Sources (8)

  • Wilson in entry for Theodore F. Wilson, "New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929"
  • Elizabeth S Wilson in household of William Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Wilson in household of Marie Steinbuchel, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
    27 December 1916Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 23

    "During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

    Name Meaning

    Usual English form of Dorothea . The name was not used in the Middle Ages, but was taken up in the 15th century and became common thereafter. It was borne by the American film star Dorothy Lamour ( 1914–1996 , born Dorothy Kaumeyer ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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