Dorris Wood (1903 - 1983)

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Dorris Wood
1903 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Dorris Wood was born on July 30, 1903. She died in April 1983 at 79 years of age. We know that Dorris Wood had been residing in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas 79603.


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Dorris Wood died in April 1983 at 79 years of age. She was born on July 30, 1903. There is no information about Dorris's family. We know that Dorris Wood had been residing in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas 79603.
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In 1903, in the year that Dorris Wood was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1940, she was 37 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1951, by the time she was 48 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1964, at the age of 61 years old, Dorris was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1983, in the year of Dorris Wood's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Mar 5, 1897 - January 1976
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Little Rock, AR
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Todd I Wood
Mar 12, 1914 - Mar 16, 2002
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Aug 8, 1914 - October 1981
El Dorado, Arkansas
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May 17, 1946 - January 1981
Grace P Wood
Aug 13, 1910 - Jan 11, 1989
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Mar 9, 1905 - November 1981
Dalton, Georgia
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Aug 21, 1911 - Jun 20, 1999
Malvern, AR
Andrew Wood
Nov 20, 1877 - April 1972
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Sarah M Wood
Nov 13, 1912 - Dec 4, 1989
Little Rock, AR
Stanley Wood
Jan 23, 1901 - Aug 1, 1989
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Apr 28, 1896 - October 1982
Morrilton, Arkansas
Virginia Wood
Sep 23, 1886 - January 1973
Little Rock, Arkansas
Virgil Wood
Oct 15, 1899 - December 1982
Amarillo, Texas
Homer Wood
Jun 26, 1903 - December 1984
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Marshall Wood
Jun 6, 1887 - May 1969
Highland, Kansas
Isaac Wood
Apr 28, 1904 - February 1977
Burton, Michigan

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Atlanta, GA
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