Florence Smith

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

The Life 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 Territory, 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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Frank L Bower
Florence Smith
Marriage: 29 January 1914

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29 January 1914
Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States

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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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • F Bower in household of F L Bower, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florance Bower in household of Frank Bower, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florance E Bower in household of Frank L Bower, "United States Census, 1940"

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