Florence Lynch

26 January 1929–15 March 2005 (Age 76)
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Lynch was born on 26 January 1929, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, Clifford William Lynch, was 28 and her mother, Aileen Ipson, was 27. She married Gerald John Obray on 1 November 1947. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nevada, California, United States in 1935 and Sacramento, California, United States in 1993. She died on 15 March 2005, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerald John Obray
Florence Lynch
Marriage: 1 November 1947
Sinda Lee Obray
Donald Jay Obray
Jimmy Gillespie Obray

Spouse and Children

1 November 1947


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1936 · Panguitch Ladies Rhythm Band

Age 7

A small group of ladies from the town, got together and began to sing at special programs, weddings, and social activities. They soon added instruments and got more and more popular. They went on to perform on the Margaret Masters TV program in Salt Lake. Even though the original members of the band aren't around anymore, the band still plays at special events throughout Southern Utah and they perform every 24th of July in the Pioneer Parade.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch.2 Irish (Anglo-Norman): Anglicized form of Gaelic Linseach, itself a Gaelicized form of Anglo-Norman French de Lench, the version found in old records. This seems to be a local name, but its origin is unknown. One family of bearers of this name was of Norman origin, but became one of the most important tribes of Galway.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside, Old English hlinc, or perhaps a habitational name from Lynch in Dorset or Somerset or Linch in Sussex, all named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Lynch in household of Clifford W Lynch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Lynch in household of Clifford Lynch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lynch in entry for Jimmy G Obray, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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