Dorothy Degroot (1907 - 1994)

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Dorothy Degroot
1907 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Degroot was born on September 13, 1907. She died on September 7, 1994 at 86 years old. We know that Dorothy Degroot had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.


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Dorothy Degroot died on September 7, 1994 at 86 years of age. She was born on September 13, 1907. We have no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy Degroot had been residing in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.
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In 1907, in the year that Dorothy Degroot was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1910, at the age of merely 3 years old, Dorothy was alive when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1924, at the age of 17 years old, Dorothy was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1955, at the age of 48 years old, Dorothy was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1994, in the year of Dorothy Degroot's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Elroy Degroot
Jul 25, 1919 - July 1987
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Robert H Degroot
Apr 22, 1916 - Jun 28, 2008
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Clarence Degroot
Apr 17, 1912 - Aug 3, 1999
Port Washington, WI
John M Degroot
Oct 3, 1922 - Jul 9, 1993
Racine, WI
Lester Degroot
Jul 28, 1914 - April 1986
Sandwich, Illinois
John Degroot
Oct 13, 1883 - March 1970
Florence, Wisconsin
Leo H Degroot
Nov 28, 1902 - Nov 7, 1988
Eastpointe, MI
George A Degroot
Aug 28, 1931 - Sep 1, 2007
Racine, WI
Lucy Degroot
Jul 2, 1933 - Dec 25, 2000
Racine, WI
Maude Degroot
Jul 23, 1900 - March 1982
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Lucille Degroot
May 15, 1916 - October 1987
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mary B Degroot
Jan 27, 1965 - May 1, 2011
Appleton, WI
Henry Degroot
Nov 10, 1908 - February 1982
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stella M Degroot
Dec 17, 1913 - Jun 10, 2009
Luxemburg, WI
Loretta B Degroot
Apr 2, 1924 - Mar 15, 1999
Green Bay, WI
John Degroot
Jan 4, 1896 - April 1954
Mary Degroot
Mar 22, 1886 - August 1973
Appleton, Wisconsin
Ruth E Degroot
Sep 26, 1920 - Mar 15, 2003
Peoria, IL
Arthur Degroot
Jul 30, 1910 - December 1979
Crivitz, Wisconsin
Elmer Degroot
Jun 25, 1914 - Mar 31, 1998
Green Bay, WI

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