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 Dolly Edna (Gilmore) Johnston/Torrance


 Dolly


Dolly Edna Gilmore was the daughter of George Burton & Pearl Mae (Shirts) Gilmore. He was born on June 9, 1902 in Ingham, Ingham County, Michigan, USA. 


On January 31, 1920, Dolly married Clyde William Johnston, son of William W. & Mary Rovella (Shaver) Johnston. Their marriage records indicate Dolly was a "spinner" and Clyde was a "mill worker". The two most likely met at Eaton Rapids Woolen Mills.


Clyde passed away on January 27, 1926 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County.

Dolly married again in 1928 to Duane Elmer Torrence in Michigan. Duane was the son of Elmer F. & Maud (Havens) Torrance.


After their marriage, they moved to 321 North Francis Avenue in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.


Per the 1930 U.S. Census (dated April 19, 1930), they were still living at "321 Francis Avenue North" in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.


Per the 1940 U.S. Census (dated April 12, 1940), they were still living at "321 Francis Avenue North" in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.


Lansing City Directories indicate that they lived at that address until at least 1946.


Dolly passed away on June 18, 1993 (age 91) in Potterville, Eaton County. She is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in DeWitt, Clinton County, Michigan.


Dolly & Clyde had three children:

 

Darrel Edson Johnston [1920 - 1994]

Carole O. (Johnston) Lett [1922 - 1991]

Vance Clyde Johnston [1925 - 1977]

 

Dolly & Duane had one child:

 

Nancy M. Torrance [1928 - ?]