A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Dorothy BARNUM
Dorothy lived in Seattle, Washington and was a nurse for most of her life.
On 27 Jun 1941 she filed a "Declaration of Intention" to become a US citizen. Filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, in Tacoma, it reads as follows:
My full, true, and correct name is Dorothy Barnum. My present place of residence is 414 Broadway, Tacoma, Pierce, Wa. My occupation is nurse. I am 27 years old. I was born on Apr. 1, 1914, in Acme, Canada. My personal description is as follows: Sex female, color white, complexion dark, color of eyes brown, color of hair black, height 5 feet 3-1/2 inches, weight 134 pounds, visible distinctive marks mole left cheek, race white, present nationality British. I am not married. I have no children. My last place of foreign residence was Acme, Canada. I emigrated to the United States for Calgary, Canada. My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at Sumas, Washington under the name of Barnum, Dora on March 18, 1918, on the C. P. Ry.
Dorothy Barnum, child of Louis Octave Barnum and May Ludlow, passed away November 12, 2006 in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. She was 93 years old and the last surviving child of Louis and May. She had entered an assisted living facility in June of 2006 and died there in November.
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