Lena Maye Smithers

Female26 January 1917–7 March 2007

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Norman Guster
Lena Maye Smithers
Marriage: 9 June 1940

Sources (10)

  • Unknown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mrs Lena Maye Guster, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Lena Maye Guster, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1940Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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


    variant of Smither with Middle English genitival -s, denoting either a relative or servant of a smith, or someone who lived or worked at a smith's house or forge. This surname is established in Ireland.

    variant of Smither , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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