Guenvera Francis Tombs

6 July 1914–19 October 2003 (Age 89)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Guenvera Francis

Guenvera Francis Tombs was born on 6 July 1914, in Missouri, United States. She had at least 1 son with John Lawless McBroom. She died on 19 October 2003, in Grove, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89.

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John Lawless McBroom
1919–1982
Guenvera Francis Tombs
1914–2003
Thomas McBroom
1947–1986

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World Events (8)

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 17

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.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 27

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Toms , with a late intrusive -b-.

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

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