Dora Margaret Williams

28 Oct 1909 - 6 Nov 1989

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Dora Margaret Williams

28 Oct 1909 - 6 Nov 1989
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Dora Margaret Williams was born October 28, 1909 and passed away November 6, 1989 Life on this earth has a beginning and an end which is definite. We have no real choice or control for either. We, as physical beings, have no choice as to when we are born and we should have no control of our death. D

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Dora Margaret Williams


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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June 6, 2011


April 17, 2020


June 2, 2011

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Aunt Dora by Darrel T. WIlliams (Nephew)

Contributor: finnsh Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Dora Margaret Williams was born October 28, 1909 and passed away November 6, 1989 Life on this earth has a beginning and an end which is definite. We have no real choice or control for either. We, as physical beings, have no choice as to when we are born and we should have no control of our death. Dora was the youngest of four girls and five boys born to Charles Williams, Jr. and Elizabeth Jane Clements. Life was a challenge at a very early age for Aunt Dora. Her father was ill, and passed away when she was 5 years of age. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 28, 1909. It was hard for the family to keep body and soul together and everyone had to do their part. About four years after her mother was widowed, she adopted a boy, Donald, which is a very interesting story in itself. Dora now nine years of age, had a lot of the responsibility of caring for him, and they were very close all his life. Dora went to grade school in Treasureton, Idaho and high school at Richmond, Utah. Because of her struggles at an early age, Dora, became very self-sufficient and depended on no one. When it came time for college, she did numerous jobs and with help from the family, enrolled in Utah State Agricultural College at Logan, Utah. She later went to Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. She supported herself washing dishes, and by the time she graduated she had become the head dietician for a string of fancy restaurants, in New York, known as Schraffs. When she returned to the west, she lived with her mother who was living in Logan, Utah. Her desire for independence and her dream of success took her to San Francisco, California. There she struggled to make ends meet. One time she found herself out of work and no money. She had a job interview at the Art Museum and needed a clean blouse. She was desperate, wondering what to do. When she picked up her mail at the posit office, she found a letter from one of her brothers which contained $10. She got the clean blouse and the job at the Art Museum. As a side line to her work, she started finding work for artists, authors, actors, poets, and others. Again seeing an opportunity, she quit the Museum and with faith in herself started an employment agency known as “The Art Jobs Agency.” During the next 40 plus years she had interviewed over 11,000 people and found work for most of them. She was loved by her family and kept in touch in her own way, a letter, a phone call or a quick visit as she had to get back to her work. She and her brother, Jim, called each other about once a month. The last call came a few days before the San Francisco quake. She told Jim she was going to the hospital to have some work on her neck as it had been giving her a lot of trouble. She entered the hospital the day before the quake. Not knowing if she was in the hospital and seeing the big fire on T.V., her family from Idaho to Texas and California were trying to locate her. We later found the fire was about 1 ½ blocks from her apartment. It was relief to find her and a shock to find she had terminal cancer. She never left the hospital and died November 6, 1989. Her family started gathering around to give support as they could. Her brothers were unable to go to her because of health problems, but others in the family filled in; Dale from Texas, Keokie from California and Boyd from Utah. Her death came 8 days after her 80th birthday. As soon as I found where she was and could get through to her by telephone, I talked with her for a few minutes, but she was tired. I told her I would call on her birthday and sing Happy Birthday. When I called the day after, I could not understand her, but I sang anyway. If anyone of you has heard me sing, you know what torture it was; but I’m glad I did as I do have a final memory of her and I had an opportunity to again tell her of my love for her. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers – Albert, George, Donald, the one she helped raise, and Heber and three sisters – Elizabeth, Dorma, Mae, and Laura. She is survived by two brothers, James Taylor, age 87 of Provo, Utah and Joseph Thomas, age 84 of Hamer, Idaho. Thus ends the life of one loved by her family and those around her, at the age of 80 years and 8 days. She loved her fellowman and always tried to build up those she came in contact. Aunt Dora never married. By – Nephew, Darrel T. Williams, at her funeral in Provo, Utah

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Dora Margaret Williams was born on 28 Oct 1909
Dora Margaret Williams was 7 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Dora Margaret Williams was 19 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Dora Margaret Williams was 30 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Dora Margaret Williams was 32 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Dora Margaret Williams was 48 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Dora Margaret Williams was 54 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Dora Margaret Williams was 68 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Dora Margaret Williams died on 6 Nov 1989 at the age of 80
Grave record for Dora Margaret Williams (28 Oct 1909 - 6 Nov 1989), BillionGraves Record 10991 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States