Zelda Vivian Dooley

29 July 1920–3 November 1979 (Age 59)
Belton, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Zelda Vivian

When Zelda Vivian Dooley was born on 29 July 1920, in Belton, Bell, Texas, United States, her father, Zenas Vivian Dooley, was 40 and her mother, Mary Zelda Lipscomb, was 38. She married Fred Phillip Lovejoy Sr. on 16 September 1944, in Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bell, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 3 November 1979, at the age of 59, and was buried in Belton, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Fred Phillip Lovejoy Sr.
Zelda Vivian Dooley
Marriage: 16 September 1944
William Lenel Miller
Fred Phillip Lovejoy Jr.
Thomas Dooley Lovejoy

Spouse and Children

16 September 1944
Travis, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 17

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhlaoich ‘descendant of Dubhlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ ( see Duff ) + laoch ‘champion’, ‘hero’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vivian Miller in household of Z V Dooley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Z Vivian Dooley in household of Zenas V Dooley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vivian Dooly, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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