Donna Jean Smith

5 October 1941–28 September 2003 (Age 62)
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Donna Jean

Donna Jean Smith was born on 5 October 1941, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Thomas Smith and Ruth A Nelson. She married Charles Henry Dunbar on 21 June 1959, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States. She died on 28 September 2003, in her hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Dunbar
1941–2008
Donna Jean Smith
1941–2003
Marriage: 21 June 1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1959
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Smith

    MaleMale

    Ruth A Nelson

    Female1917–2004Female

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World Events (8)

1942

Age 1

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.
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.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 17

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Donna J Dunbar, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Donna J Dunbar, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Donna J Dunbar, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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