Joseph Herman Christian Doria 

*Dec 25, 1908 - †Jul 29, 1983


a) Sponsors: Herman Lamker, Henrietta Full
Sometimes written as Jose, as is such on his baptism certificate. Certificate also gives his father's name as Jose Adelberto Doria and mother's name as Henrietta Schulze.

Missouri Birth Registers, 1847-1910
Joseph Herman Doria, male, white, born 25 Dec 1908 at 2364 Menard St.
Father: JA (born Mex)
Mother: Hattie (born MO)
Cant read what's written after that
Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Birth Records [Microfilm]

Remembers when he still lived in Mexico (as a child) and Poncho Villa and his band of bandits came to their farm (ranch); they stole some chickens (at least), and would have killed his father, if he hadn't been married to an American woman.

Was a painter in 1929 and 1939 (at least)

In the Navy (3-1944 to 11-1945), Served in WWII, South Pacific Theater; also had to go into Japan after their surrender and get American POWs out of the concentration camps. Rating at discharge was Motor Machinist Mate Third Class. Did boot training at Farragut, Idaho then amphibious training at Little Creek, Virginia.

1930 Census
Event Place: St Louis (Districts 251-500), St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 3
2304 Menard St
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph M Doria Head Male 22 Missouri Mexico Missouri, rents for $15 a month, was 21 at first marriage, painter for a painting company
Alma J Doria Wife Female 18 Missouri Missouri Missouri, was 17 at first marriage
Betty J Doria Daughter Female 7/12 Missouri Missouri Missouri

Name: Joseph Herman Doria
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1908
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Residence Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Employer: Weber Implement And Automobile Co
Weight: 153
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: Hattie Niemeyer
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Joseph Herman Doria Self (Head)
Hattie Niemeyer Mother
Source Citation
The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Missouri, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 85

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
27 Aug 1941, p35
Marriage Licenses, Births Recorded, Burial Permits
Births Recorded
Joseph and Virginia Doria, 3222A Pulaski

"Doria, Joseph H. Asleep in Jesus Friday, July 29, 1983,
beloved husband of Virginia E. Doria (nee Reaves), dear father
of Betty Jean Lochirco, Judith Hatley, Joseph R., David, Ramon,
James, and Allen Doria, our dear father-in-law,
great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and
"Funeral from Kutis Funeral Home, 2906 Gravois, Tuesday, August
2, 11am. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In parlor Sunday 5pm."

b) Alma Rose Emma Stoll is mother of: Betty Jean Doria (*1929)

c) Virginia Earl Reaves is mother of: , David Andre Doria (*1950), , , and

Divorce: 1)


1) Divorce finalization date from military documents dated 1944.