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Dora PettyAge: 60 years18601921

Name
Dora Petty
Given names
Dora
Surname
Petty
Married name
Dora Pulley
Birth December 27, 1860 33
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 3 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
MarriageJames Henry PulleyView this family
November 13, 1901 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#1Edward Boaz Pulley
September 7, 1902 (Age 41 years)
Census April 18, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Census January 16, 1920 (Age 59 years)
Death of a husbandJames Henry Pulley
April 1, 1921 (Age 60 years)

Death April 14, 1921 (Age 60 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Simpson Cemetery
Last change January 29, 201815:15:39

by: Barry Shemwell
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Dora Petty
Birth: December 27, 1860 33Tennessee, United States
Death: April 14, 1921Tennessee, United States
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husband
herself
Dora Petty
Birth: December 27, 1860 33Tennessee, United States
Death: April 14, 1921Tennessee, United States
Marriage: November 13, 1901Giles, Tennessee, United States
10 months
son
Edward Boaz Pulley
Birth: September 7, 1902 54 41Giles, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 3, 1987Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States
James Henry Pulley + Mary Jane McMillan - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 12, 1868Stewart, Tennessee, United States
1 year
step-daughter
Elizabeth Pulley
Birth: November 1869 21 18Erin, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: before 1880Tennessee, United States
14 months
step-daughter
16 months
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-son
John Henry Pulley
Birth: August 29, 1876 28 25Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 2, 1891Houston, Tennessee, United States
18 months
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
Lida Mae Pulley
Birth: May 8, 1880 32 28Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 3, 1880Houston, Tennessee, United States
5 years
step-daughter
Lorana “Lula” Pulley
Birth: June 25, 1885 37 33Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 18, 1907Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
3 years
step-son
Robert Clyde Pulley
Birth: June 1888 40 36Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 10, 1920Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Nancy N … - Household

Fodge Hollow Road Giles, Tennessee

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Petty, NancyheadFW83Wd94TNTNTN
Pulley, DoradaughterFW49M1811TNTNTNKeeperHouse
Pulley, James Hson in lawMW62M28TNTNTNLaborerHome farm
Pulley, Edward BgrandsonMW7STNTNTNLaborerHome farm

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Henry Pulley - Household

Turnell Hill Road Giles, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Pulley, J HheadMW71MTNTNTNFarmerGeneral farm
Pulley, DorawifeFW59MTNTNTN
Pulley, EdwardsonMW17STNTNTN
Petty, Nancy Nmother in lawFW93WdTNTNTN