Louisa A Guitar DeGrant

20 May 1846–19 January 1915 (Age 68)
St. Francois, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa A Guitar

When Louisa A Guitar DeGrant was born on 20 May 1846, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, her father, John Guittar DeGrant, was 31 and her mother, Laura Byington, was 29. She married Morgan P Smith on 27 December 1865, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Marion Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 19 January 1915, in Randolph Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bonne Terre, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morgan P Smith
Louisa A Guitar DeGrant
Marriage: 27 December 1865
Isaac A. Smith
William Alexander Smith
Andrew Jackson Smith
Clara A Smith
Clara J Smith
Cora E Smith
Mary L Smith
Margaret Leota Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1865Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    French: patronymic, with fused preposition de ‘of’, from the nickname Grand ‘tall, large’.American shortened form of Walloon Degrandgagnage, itself a variant, with fused preposition de ‘from’, of Grandgagnage, a habitational name from Grandgagnage in Wallonia (Belgium). The surname Degrandgagnage is not found in Belgium.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Louisa Guitar in household of John Guitar, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Louisa Smith in household of Morgan Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Louisa A. Guittar-Degrant - Government record: Census record: birth: May 1846; Ste Genevieve, Missouri, United States

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