Carren Smith

25 May 1941–14 May 2012 (Age 70)
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Carren

When Carren Smith was born on 25 May 1941, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Alston Willis Shakespear, was 26 and her mother, Orvilla Le Fevre, was 21. She married Roland F Durfee on 6 April 1960, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. She died on 14 May 2012, in Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Elmo Cemetery, Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roland F Durfee
1940–2014
Carren Smith
1941–2012
Marriage: 6 April 1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 April 1960
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

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.
1942 · The Topaz War Relocation Center

Age 1

The Topaz War Relocation Center, also known as the Central The Topaz War Relocation Center was an internment camp which housed Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, ordering people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in relocation centers, like Topaz, during World War II. The camp was opened in September 1942 and closed in October 1945. In 1983, Jane Beckworth founded the Topaz Museum Board, and in 2014, a museum was erected in Delta showcasing artworks created at Topaz. The museum became a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2007.
1960

Age 19

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

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)

  • Carren Shakespeare in household of Alston Willis Shakespeare, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Carren Shakespeare in household of Alston Willis Shakespeare, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Carren Shakespear in household of Alston Wallis Shakespear, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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