Florence Smith

6 September 1890–1951 (Age 60)
Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Florence

When Florence Smith was born on 6 September 1890, in Clark, Indiana, United States, her father, Hamilton Lowery Smith, was 42 and her mother, Georgeann Bowyer, was 34. She married Frank L Bower on 29 January 1914, in Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States. She lived in Washington Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Nabb, Washington Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1951, at the age of 61, and was buried in Washington Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank L Bower
1883–1969
Florence Smith
1890–1951
Marriage: 29 January 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1914Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 16
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 17
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (9)

    • F Bower in household of F L Bower, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Florence E Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Florance Bower in household of Frank Bower, "United States Census, 1920"

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