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Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves (1916 - 2003)

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Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves
1916 - 2003
Born
March 22, 1916
New York, New York, United States
Death
January 28, 2003
Florida, 32102, United States
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Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves was born on March 22, 1916 in New York, New York, United States. Her maiden name is Dufford and she married into the Hargreaves family. She is the child of Elijah Dufford and Etta May (Pettinger) Dufford, with a sibling Mildred. According to her family tree, Dorris was mother to 1 child. Dorris' partner was John Thomas Hargreaves Sr., and they had a child John "Jack" Thomas Hargreaves. She died on January 28, 2003 in Florida at 86 years old.
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Mother to 1 child, she passed away on January 28, 2003 in Florida at age 86. She was born on March 22, 1916 in New York, New York, United States. Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves is the child of Elijah Dufford and Etta May (Pettinger) Dufford, with a sibling Mildred. According to her family tree, Dorris' partner was John Thomas Hargreaves Sr., and they had a child John "Jack" Thomas Hargreaves.
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In 1916, in the year that Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1951, Dorris was 35 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, Dorris was 52 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1977, Dorris was 61 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1986, at the age of 70 years old, Dorris was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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