John William Dorries (1914 - 2000)

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John William Dorries
1914 - 2000
Born
March 20, 1914
Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia United States
Death
February 26, 2000
Decatur Long Term Hospital in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia United States
Last Known Residence
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207
Summary
John William Dorries was born on March 20, 1914 in Newnan, Georgia. He was baptized at Carraway Methodist Hospital Pth, Birmingham, Alabama. He died on February 26, 2000 at Decatur Long Term Hospital, Decatur, Georgia at age 85. We know that John William Dorries had been residing in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207.
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John William Dorries
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John William Dorries Sr.
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Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207
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John Dorries was born on in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia United States
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John Dorries died on at Decatur Long Term Hospital in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia United States
Death
John Dorries was born on in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia United States
John Dorries died on at Decatur Long Term Hospital in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia United States
Birth
Death
renal failure from stroke
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Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama United States
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Heritage

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Irish/German

Nationality & Locations

United States
Childhood

Education

Cullman Elementary School,
Cullman, AL

Religion

Baptist/Catholic

Baptism

at Carraway Methodist Hospital Pth Carraway Blvd, in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama US 35209
Adulthood

Professions

Cook in Birmingham, AL
Sales Representative, Standard Brands Inc., Birmingham, AL

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John William Dorries passed away on February 26, 2000 at Decatur Long Term Hospital, Decatur, Georgia at 85 years old. He was buried in Anniston, Alabama. He was born on March 20, 1914 in Newnan, Georgia. We are unaware of information about John 's family.

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In 1914, in the year that John William Dorries was born, 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.

In 1929, at the age of only 15 years old, John was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1952, by the time he was 38 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, at the age of 58 years old, John was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1992, by the time he was 78 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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