Dorothy Lea Marfin (1931 - 2003)

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Dorothy Lea Marfin
1931 - 2003
September 13, 1931
November 28, 2003
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Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77479
Dorothy Lea Marfin was born on September 13, 1931. She died on November 28, 2003 at age 72. We know that Dorothy Lea Marfin had been residing in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77479.
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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 16 Site 2586 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, in San Antonio, Texas 78209
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Dorothy Lea Marfin passed away on November 28, 2003 at age 72. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 16 Site 2586, San Antonio, Texas . She was born on September 13, 1931. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Lea Marfin had been residing in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77479.

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In 1931, in the year that Dorothy Lea Marfin was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, at the age of only 11 years old, Dorothy was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1958, at the age of 27 years old, Dorothy was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1974, at the age of 43 years old, Dorothy was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1993, by the time she was 62 years old, 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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