Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill (1888 - 1971)

Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill
1888 - 1971
updated April 04, 2020
Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill, mother to 3 children, was born on February 12, 1888 in Maitland, NSW Australia. She was born into the Richards family and married into the Neill family. She married Eric Vansittart Neill on June 8, 1917 and Eric died. They gave birth to Patricia Erica Elliston (Neill) Broadmore, James Smith Neill, and John Vansittart Smith Neill. Doris died on October 24, 1971 in Brighton East, VIC Australia at age 83.


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Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill

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Doris Neill was born on in Maitland, NSW Australia


Doris Neill died on in Brighton East, VIC Australia 3187

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Oberwyl (formerly Etloe Hall) which was acquired by St Michaels CEGGS



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Served as a nurse in Cairo during WWI where she met and married hr husband Eric Neill

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Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill & Eric Vansittart Neill

June 8, 1917
Cause of Separation: Death
Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill


Jun 3, 1878 - Sep 26, 1955


Apr 29, 1921 - Apr 28, 2000
May 8, 1924 - Aug 28, 1999


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Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill, mother to 3 children, passed away on October 24, 1971 in Brighton East, VIC Australia at 83 years old. She was born on February 12, 1888 in Maitland, NSW Australia. She married Eric Vansittart Neill on June 8, 1917 and Eric died. They gave birth to Patricia Erica Elliston (Neill) Broadmore, James Smith Neill, and John Vansittart Smith Neill.
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In 1888, in the year that Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1930, she was 42 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, when she was 53 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1966, by the time she was 78 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1971, in the year of Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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Mar 8, 1891 - Feb 26, 1959
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Jan 1, 1928 - Dec 27, 1998
Mar 23, 1890 - Mar 3, 1936
Dec 12, 1891 - Feb 4, 1990
May 30, 1852 - Oct 7, 1940
Sep 21, 1857 - Nov 11, 1923

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