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HELP! Grave has been located flag female ancestor  Doris  WILLIS

  (b. 5 September 1925 Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA   d. 17 January 2011 Lexington, South Carolina, USA )  

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Doris WILLIS was born 5 September 1925 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA

Doris WILLIS was the child of Otho Gridley WILLIS   and   Murtie Martelia MCCLURE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John Alton WILLIS and Catherine BOOTH (maternal)  Thomas Mitchell MCCLURE and Mary Elizabeth SINGLETARY

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Doris  married  Jessie Willard HOLMES 7 December 1942 .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jessie Willard HOLMES  was born 17 June 1923 in Tahoka, Lynn, Texas, USA.  Jessie Willard died 13 September 1986 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA.  Jessie Willard was the child of Nolie Everett HOLMES and Esther Mae NELSON.

Doris WILLIS died 17 January 2011 in Lexington, South Carolina, USA.
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Doris WILLIS married Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Jessie Willard HOLMES-- Date: 7 December 1942 Place: 
Jessie Willard HOLMES was the child of Nolie Everett HOLMES and Esther Mae NELSON

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birth1925 Birth
5 September 1925
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Invention 1927 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
News1929 - October 29 - Black Tuesday - Stock market crash - The Great Depression Begins - It lasted until 1941 (WW2)
News1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem
Invention 1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)
Invention 1935 - The snowmobile was invented by Joseph Bombardier (Quebec, Canada)
Invention 1940 - April - 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
News1941 - December 8 - (the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor) United States declares war on Japan (WW2)
marriage1942 Marriage / Partner
Doris WILLIS and Jessie Willard HOLMES 7 December 1942,

She was 17 years old.
Invention The microwave oven was invented accidentally in 1945 by Percy Spencer, a Raytheon engineer. While testing a magnetron, he noticed microwaves melted a candy bar in his pocket. Experimenting further, he discovered microwaves could cook food quickly. Raytheon patented the process, and by 1947, they built the first commercial microwave oven, called the 'Radarange.' Initially used in commercial settings, microwaves became affordable for home use by the 1960s and 1970s, revolutionizing cooking.
News1945 - On September 2, 1945, World War II officially ended with the formal surrender of Japan. The surrender ceremony took place aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, where Japanese officials signed the Instrument of Surrender in the presence of Allied representatives, including General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz.
News1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
News1953 - On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with the signing of an armistice agreement at Panmunjom. This ceasefire halted the conflict between North Korea, supported by China and the Soviet Union, and South Korea, backed by United Nations forces primarily from the United States. The agreement established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) near the 38th parallel, effectively maintaining the pre-war boundary and creating a buffer zone between the two Koreas.
News1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
News1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tense 13-day standoff in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S. coast. The crisis is considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war. It began when American spy planes discovered the missiles, leading to a U.S. naval blockade of Cuba and intense negotiations. The crisis ended when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba and secretly agreeing to remove American missiles from Turkey.
News 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.
NewsIn 1963, on November 22, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The assassination shocked the nation and the world, leading to widespread mourning and a period of intense national introspection. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States shortly after Kennedy's death. The assassination sparked numerous conspiracy theories and investigations, with the Warren Commission ultimately concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination. Kennedy's death had a profound impact on American politics and society, marking the end of an era often referred to as 'Camelot.'
NewsJune 17, 1972 – August 9, 1974 - Watergate Scandal began with the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., in 1972. Members of President Richard Nixon's administration attempted to cover up their involvement. The scandal led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Nixon administration, the resignation of President Nixon in 1974, and the indictment of several administration officials.
News1973 - January 22 - Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 and Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179: The U.S. Supreme Court declares that the Constitution protects women’s right to terminate an early pregnancy, thus making abortion legal in the U.S.
News1973 - March 29 - The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam
Invention The cell phone was invented by Martin Cooper of Motorola. On April 3, 1973, he made the first handheld mobile phone call with the Motorola DynaTAC. This device weighed 2.5 pounds and was 10 inches long, offering 30 minutes of talk time and requiring 10 hours to charge. The first commercial cell phone was released in 1983, revolutionizing communication and leading to the modern smartphones we use today.
News1981 - June 5 - First reported case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
News1986 - January 28 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident - The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the shuttle broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
1986 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jessie Willard HOLMES died 13 September 1986, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Invention 1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
News2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Coordinated terrorist attacks by the extremist group al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leading to significant changes in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, including the War on Terror.
Doris Willis Holmes, 85, passed away late Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at her home in Lexington, S.C.
Prior to moving to South Carolina almost three years ago, Doris lived all her life in Carlsbad, where she was born Sept. 5, 1925.
Viewing will take place from 4-7 p.m. today (Jan. 21) at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Larry Krueger officiating. Burial will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
Doris was the youngest of eight children who, along with their widowed mother Murtie Martelia McClure Willis, operated the Willis Dairy in Carlsbad's early years.
Doris recalled herding cows as a very young girl and working with her older brothers and sisters to do hand milking twice daily, as well as deliver milk to local grocery stores and homes.
The Willis family survived the Depression years by also taking in ironing and boarders at the Carlsbad area family farm.
On Dec. 7, 1942, Doris married...

death2011 Death
17 January 2011
Lexington, South Carolina, USA

She died at the age of 85.

Doris is buried at: Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Added: 8/29/2016 9:40:51 AM - Updated: 3/22/2024 4:33:43 PM
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