Francis C. Lanham


Brief Life History of Francis C.

Francis C. Lanham was born in 1829, in Kentucky, United States as the daughter of Thomas Lanham and Ursula Grenan. She married John Milton Coffin on 10 October 1893, in Dallas, Iowa, United States. She lived in Yell Township, Webster, Iowa, United States for about 15 years.

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Oliver Martin Smith
Francis C. Lanham
Oliver Lanham Smith
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Sources (8)

  • F E Smith, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Francis C. Smith, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Frances Lanham in entry for Oliver L. Smith, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

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World Events (8)

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 1

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


Age 17

Iowa is the 29th state.


Age 32

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Essex): habitational name from Lavenham (Suffolk). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Lāfa (genitive Lāfan) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

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