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 Theresa Maria <I>Heinsch</I> Dorris

Theresa Maria Heinsch Dorris

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 30 Jun 1924 (aged 54)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Cathedral Mausoleum, Crypt G-4
Memorial ID 12204 · View Source
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Mother of actor Charles Ruggles and director Wesley Ruggles. Theresa and Pasadena millionaire Henry D. Meyer were shot and killed in the living room of the Dorris' apartment. The fatal gunshots were most likely those from the hand of Theresa's husband Charles. The jury on the case recommended that a further investigation into the shooting be carried on. Charles stated that Meyer shot Theresa and then turned the gun on himself.

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Wife Of
C. W. Dorris
Mother Of
Charles Ruggles
Wesley Ruggles




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  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12204
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theresa Maria Heinsch Dorris (Nov 1869–30 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12204, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .