Frank William Calva

Brief Life History of Frank William

When Frank William Calva was born on 7 October 1904, his father, Joseph Calva, was 21 and his mother, Mary, was 18. He had at least 2 sons with Mary Lou Gwatney. He lived in Eastman Township, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1974. He died on 13 December 1992, at the age of 88, and was buried in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Frank William Calva
Mary Lou Gwatney
Grady J. Calva
David Harold Calva

Sources (6)

  • Frank W Calva in household of Frank Calva, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank W Calva, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Frank W Calva in entry for Mrs Mary Gwatney Calva, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

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1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

In a 37- acre plowed field in  a state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas visitors are able to go looking for diamonds. This was the site for the first diamond discovery in 1906. Through the years more than 33,100 diamonds have been found at the Crater of Diamonds. 


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from calva ‘bald head’.

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

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