Frances Irene Canham

5 December 1925–31 January 1988 (Age 62)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Frances Irene

When Frances Irene Canham was born on 5 December 1925, in Iowa, United States, her father, Alva Edward Canham, was 29 and her mother, Gladys Irene Van Note, was 25. She had at least 1 daughter with Jack Elwood Wicks. She died on 31 January 1988, in Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Jack Elwood Wicks
Frances Irene Canham
Sharon Wicks

Spouse and Children



    Sharon Wicks


Parents and Siblings

    Alva Edward Canham


    Gladys Irene Van Note




World Events (3)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 1

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 2

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

Age 4

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

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk called Cavenham (of which this is a reduced form), from the genitive case of an unattested Old English byname Cāfna (from cāf ‘bold’, ‘active’) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Francis Irene Canham in entry for Barry Reese Biddinger and Sally Anne Barker, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Francis Irene Canham, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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