Alice Grace Dunsmore

17 August 1894–9 January 1970 (Age 75)
Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Alice Grace

When Alice Grace Dunsmore was born on 17 August 1894, in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States, her father, Peter Carmichael Dunsmore Jr., was 37 and her mother, Isabella Scott, was 35. She married George Mapes on 20 May 1918, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit Ward 8, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 9 January 1970, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

George Mapes
Alice Grace Dunsmore
Marriage: 20 May 1918
Peter William Mapes
Alice Grace Mapes
Donald Herbert Mapes

Spouse and Children

20 May 1918
Lucas, Ohio, United States


    Peter William Mapes


    Alice Grace Mapes


    Donald Herbert Mapes


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Carmichael Dunsmore Jr.


    Isabella Scott




    Jean Dunsmore


    John Dunsmore


    Isabella Smith Dunsmore





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a now forgotten place called Dundemore in Fife.2 English: habitational name from Dunsmoor in Devon or from an old district of Warwickshire called Dunsmore (preserved in Ryton-on-Dunsmore and Stretton-on-Dunsmore); both are named from the Old English personal name Dunn(a) ‘dark’ + mōr ‘moor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice G Mapes in household of George J Mapes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alice Mapes in household of George Mapes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alice G Dunsmore in household of Peter C Dunsmore, "United States Census, 1910"

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