Frances Lorene Smith

22 December 1922–6 April 1996 (Age 73)
Purdin, Linn, Missouri, United States

The Life of Frances Lorene

When Frances Lorene Smith was born on 22 December 1922, in Purdin, Linn, Missouri, United States, her father, Orra Norman Smith, was 34 and her mother, Anna Maude Hedges, was 33. She married Glenn Roderick Duncan on 6 July 1946, in Milan, Sullivan, Missouri, United States. She lived in Locust Creek Township, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 April 1996, in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73.

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Glenn Roderick Duncan
Frances Lorene Smith
Marriage: 6 July 1946

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6 July 1946
Milan, Sullivan, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 9

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Smith in household of O N Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis Smith in household of Orra N Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frances Lorene Smith - Individual or family possessions: female

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