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Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith (1909 - 2010)

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Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith
1909 - 2010
Born
October 6, 1909
Kingston, Ulster County, New York United States
Death
March 31, 2010
Kingston, Ulster County, New York United States
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York United States
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Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith was born on October 6, 1909 in Kingston, New York United States. Her maiden name is Van Kleeck and she married into the Smith family. She is the child of Abram Van Kleeck and Bertha Barringer, with siblings Gordon, Roxy, Everett, Vera, Freeman, and Elta. According to her family tree, Dorothy was mother to 1 child. She married Earl Edward Smith on June 12, 1930 at Presbyterian Church Parsonage, Highland, New York United States. They were married until Earl's death in 1982. They had a child Patricia Ellen Smith. She died on March 31, 2010 in Kingston, New York United States at age 100.
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Mother to 1 child, she died on March 31, 2010 in Kingston, New York United States at age 100. she was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, New York United States. She was born on October 6, 1909 in Kingston, New York United States. Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith is the child of Abram Van Kleeck and Bertha Barringer, with siblings Gordon, Roxy, Everett, Vera, Freeman, and Elta. According to her family tree, she married Earl Edward Smith on June 12, 1930 at Presbyterian Church Parsonage, Highland, New York United States. They were married until Earl's death in 1982. They had a child Patricia Ellen Smith.
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In 1909, in the year that Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1930, by the time she was 21 years old, 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, she was 32 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1955, Dorothy was 46 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1993, she was 84 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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