Dorothy M. Schroth1,2

F, b. circa May 1900, d. 30 September 1973
     Dorothy M. Schroth was born circa May 1900 at Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA.3

     Dorothy M. Schroth married Andrew John Naterlin on 25 November 1929 at Newport, Lincoln, Oregon, USA.1,3,2 Dorothy M. (Schroth) Naterlin adopted an unknown person between June 1940 and 1943 at Newport, Oregon, USA; apparently, there was no official paperwork.1,4

"Dorothy Naterlin (1900-1973), born in Chattanooga, TN, was a resident of Newport since 1926. She and her husband Andrew Naterlin were married in 1929 in Newport. She taught school at Newport and at Lobster Creek in Lincoln County in the 1920s, and served as Collector of Customs at the Port of Newport for 14 years. She assisted her husband in the insurance business, and also served as his legislative secretary for the 12 years that he was state senator. Through an accident which claimed one eye, and then having contracted glaucoma in the other, Andrew Naterlin was blind, and Dorothy had to make what she called “adjustments.”
“I was teaching school; Andrew had graduated in law and was about to take the state bar examination. He lost his sight and his profitable fish business at the same time, in the Depression. He never took the bar examination, and I was glad to leave my teaching job to work beside him. We worked it out together,” she said in an Oregon Journal article in 1957.
Naterlin was deeply involved in the Catholic church all her life. She died in 1973 in Newport, after an extended illness." -- Benton County Place Names.3
     Dorothy M. Schroth died on 30 September 1973 at Lincoln, Oregon, USA.5,6


Census18 April 1930Newport, Lincoln, Oregon, USA7
Last Edited=18 Aug 2008


  1. [S1209] Marie Owen, White Bluff, Tennessee (E-Address for private use) to Barbara Zanzig, 31 Jul 2008, "unknown subject". Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.
  2. [S1227] M. Constance Guardino III and Marilyn A. Riedel, Sovereigns of Themselves: A Liberating History of Oregon And Its Coast, CD-ROM and website, abridged (Racine, WI: Maracon Productions, 2008), vol. 3.
  3. [S1210] "Benton County (Oregon) Place Names", M. Constance Guardino III, online, as of Jul 2008, viewed 2 Aug 2008. Hereinafter cited as "Benton County Place Names."
  4. [S1230] Interview with Marie Wilbur Owen (White Bluff, TN), by with Barbara Zanzig, 17 Aug 2008. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.)
  5. [S15] "Social Security Death Index" , index,, URL 2011, Dorothy Naterlin, viewed 17 Aug 2008, citing Master File Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.
  6. [S490] "Oregon Death Index, 1903-98" ,, URL 2000, Naterlin, Dorothy N., cert. no. 73-14589, viewed 17 Aug 2008.
  7. [S1228] Andrew J. Naterlin household, 1930 US Census population schedule, 328 2nd St., 3rd ward, Newport City, Lincoln Co., Oregon, ED 21-20, sheet 7A (162) (image 888.0) (Anc. image 13/15), dwelling 168, family 169. (, 2001), subscription database Roll T626_1944. 17 Aug 2008.