Mary and Fred Dann, Dorothy and Art Bullock. This picture was taken in front of the "Halfway House"

DANN -DOROTHY BULLOCK, 93, former longtime Canton resident, died on April 2, 1999, at her home in Glendale, Calif., where she resided since 1979. Born in Horseheads, N.Y. in 1906, she was the daughter of Fred and Mary (Mosher) Dann. At the time of her passing, Dorothy had lived 93 full, rich years, touching many lives. She graduated from Cornell University in 1928 with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in institutional management. She was president and manager of the Cornell Glee Club and sang in the choir. She studied piano and voice at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. She also did graduate work in guidance and education at Mansfield State University. She married prominent attorney and banker C. Arthur Bullock, in 1928. He preceded her in death in 1966. They resided their entire married life in Canton, where they raised their son, Charles, and daughter, Donna. In Canton, she was president of both senior music clubs, founded a junior music club and was active in support of the music department of the public schools. She sang in the Presbyterian Church choir. She was a member of the Village Improvement Association (VIA). As a member of the Canton Chapter No. 71 of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was worthy matron in 1936 and later, the district deputy grand matron.

During World War II, she taught at Canton High School, was the co-chairman of Civil Defense, and county chairman of War Savings. Active in the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, she served in many capacities including president and parliamentarian. She served as president of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) from 1959 to 1963. Aware of the therapeutic value of music, she helped set up the Conservatory for the Blind. Two Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy scholarships given annually in her name recognize her dedication to music therapy. Two additional national monetary awards are given in her honor each year, one in piano and one in piano composition. For years, she and her husband went to Chautauqua summers and became interested in its development and cultural benefits. While she was president of the NFMC, the Music Building at Chautauqua Institute was erected by the Northeastern Region of the NFMC and dedicated in her honor. Several years later, in 1968, she was chosen by the trustees of Chautauqua to be president of the Chautauqua Women's Club. This position involved public relations, planning afternoon programs and hosting visiting artists at the spacious club house. She had many achievements and awards. In 1963, she was appointed by President Kennedy as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center (National Cultural Center), President Nixon's nomination, with consent of the Senate, designated her as a representative on the United States Delegation to the 1972 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference, which she attended in Paris, France. She received honorary doctorates from three universities. She is listed in "Who's Who in America." "Who's Who in Music - International," "Who's Who in American Women" and Dictionary of International Biography. She was a member of the honorary musical society Sigma Alpha Iota. Among her many awards and honors are "Honorary vice-governor of the State of Oklahoma," "Kentucky Colonel" and honorary "Coonoluftee Indian Villager" as the "Maker of Songs." She is survived by her son Charles Bullock, and her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Dr. Harry Ziel, all of Glendale, Calif. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Services will be conducted at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 53 N. Center St., Canton, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff officiating. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the Main Street Cemetery in Canton. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home of Canton. -Canton Independent Sentinel.


Just a tidbit, per Bob Tilden, as related by Dorothy's brother Robert: Dorothy was just a bit shorter than the others in the family, and she was very well- shaped. The boys called her "Little Bunker Hill"

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