Frances Simas

1904–1994 (Age 90)
California, United States

The Life of Frances

Frances Simas was born in 1904, in California, United States. She married Elbert Milam Chandler on 21 April 1946, in California, United States. She died in June 1994, in her hometown, at the age of 90.

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Elbert Milam Chandler
Frances Simas
Marriage: 21 April 1946

Spouse and Children

21 April 1946
California, United States

World Events (8)


Age 0

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Portuguese: from the personal name Simas, of unexplained origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances M Simas, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Frances M Simas, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Frances Simas, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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