Lena Maye Smithers

26 January 1917–7 March 2007 (Age 90)
Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lena Maye

When Lena Maye Smithers was born on 26 January 1917, in Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States, her father, Otto Smithers, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Jane Teneyck, was 24. She married Norman Guster on 9 June 1940, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States. She lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 7 March 2007, in College Station, Brazos, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States.

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Norman Guster
Lena Maye Smithers
Marriage: 9 June 1940

Spouse and Children

9 June 1940
Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Carrie L Smithers



    Rowena Faye Smithers


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Age 3

Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Smither .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lena M Smithers in household of Otto Smithers, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lena Smithers in household of Janie Smithers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena Maye Guster, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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