Evelyn Frances Church

17 January 1926–31 March 1984 (Age 58)
Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States

The Life of Evelyn Frances

When Evelyn Frances Church was born on 17 January 1926, in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States, her father, Ira Gibbs Church, was 40 and her mother, Ada Fay Ivey, was 39. She married William Harvey Carl Lane on 17 February 1946, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 11, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1984, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States, at the age of 58.

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William Harvey Carl Lane
Evelyn Frances Church
Marriage: 17 February 1946

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17 February 1946
Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 3

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 16

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Church in household of Gibbs Church, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis Church in household of I Gibbs Church, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Evelyn Frances Church, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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