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 Dora Jane <I>Owen</I> Campbell Vinson

Dora Jane Owen Campbell Vinson

Death 26 Sep 1960 (aged 76)
Burial Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 80126330 · View Source
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Dora's first husband, Ben Campbell, was a railroad fireman. He died as a young man from injuries suffered in a train wreck. Injuries were said to be from steam burns and inhaling steam. Death was quite painful. They had one son, John Richard. Dora married Rufus VINSON in their middle years and had no children. About 1939 she was hit by a car in Ennis and had both legs broken. Rufus died of heart attack in 1941 while walking through a pasture on his farm. Dora lived as a very independent and self sufficient widow for nearly twenty years after Rufus died. By 1943 Dora had moved into an apartment in East Dallas where she began working in the candy department for H. L. Green Department Store on Elm Street in downtown Dallas. For the next 16 years, she continued to live in various apartments in Dallas. In her later years, she worked part time as she felt like for H. L. Green. She was an avid snuff dipper. In the mid-1950's she had a tumor removed from her stomach. She survived for more than five years, continuing to work until the cancer finally got to her. Her last months were spent in Rankin living alternately with her sisters Texas GORMAN and Josie GORMAN. She died at Texas' house in 1960. Dora was well liked and respected by all who knew her. She was a trooper who left a mark of courage.

(Written by William "Bill" Gorman, Jan 3, 2013)

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  • Maintained by: William Gorman
  • Originally Created by: Carole Fudge/Ragain
  • Added: 8 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80126330
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dora Jane Owen Campbell Vinson (14 Jan 1884–26 Sep 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80126330, citing Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by William Gorman (contributor 47658044) .