Dorothy (Simmons) Triebel (1902 - 1987)


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Dorothy Triebel was born on in Town of Milan, Dutchess County, New York USA


Mother: Elma (Bowman) Simmons
Father: Charles Bruce Simmons
Siblings: Mabel B. (Simmons) Herrick

Husband: William Franklin Triebel
Children with William: Donald Franklin Triebel


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Dorothy Triebel died in in Staatsburg, Dutchess County, New York United States

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Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York United States


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Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York

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1902 - In the year that Dorothy (Simmons) Triebel was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

1907 - At the age of only 5 years old, Dorothy was alive when 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.

1914 - She was just 12 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

1922 - At the age of 20 years old, Dorothy was alive when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1987 - In the year of Dorothy (Simmons) Triebel's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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November 25, 1946 (death)
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November 25, 1946 (death)

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The Rhinebeck Gazette Advertiser
Thursday, February 12, 1987
Page 9


Dorothy Triebel, 84

Dorothy S. Triebel, 84, co-owner of Triebel's Garage for over 50 years, died Feb. 3 in Staatsburg.

Mrs. Triebel first operated the business with her husband, the late William Franklin Triebel. After his death her son, Donald F. Triebel, entered the business and ran it with her until she retired in 1984.

Prior to opening the garage, she taught school in Pine Plains and Lafayette.

Mrs. Triebel, a lifelong resident of Red Hook, was a charter member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter No. 814 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hook, and a member of the Rock City Grange No. 1012 Patrons of Husbandry.

She was also a member of United Methodist Church in Red Hook and served as treasurer for several years.

She was born in Milan Dec. 11, 1902 to Charles and Elma Simmons.

Mrs. Triebel graduated from Seymour Smith School, Pine Plains, and the former New Paltz Teachers College.

Her husband, William Franklin Triebel, died Nov. 25, 1946.

Mrs. Triebel is survived by three sons, Donald F. Triebel of Red Hook, William Leroy Triebel of Georgetown, Texas, and Charles F. Triebel of Salem, Va., two daughters, Audrey E. Zindler of Wappingers Falls and Elma Cooper of Fairfax, Va., 14 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Arrangements were directed by the Burnett, Rockefeller & Hand Funeral Home, 30 South Broadway, Red Hook.

Burial was in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Dutchess County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.


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