Gloria Jean Lough

10 May 1947–2 November 1977 (Age 30)
Adams, Indiana, United States

The Life of Gloria Jean

When Gloria Jean Lough was born on 10 May 1947, in Adams, Indiana, United States, her father, Edger L. Lough, was 28 and her mother, Neva Betty Morningstar, was 25. She married Gerald Dewayne Smitley. She died on 2 November 1977, in Portland, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery, Mercer, Ohio, United States.

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World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 6

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 9

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lachtnáin ‘descendant of Lachtnán’, a personal name from lachtna ‘gray’. This is the name of several families in Ireland, and has more often been Anglicized as Loughlin or Loughran , and in County Cork as Lawton .

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

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  • Gloria Jean Smitley - Find A Grave Memorial 42072948

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