Irene Margaret Benz

Brief Life History of Irene Margaret

When Irene Margaret Benz was born on 6 July 1911, in Springville, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Florian J Benz, was 44 and her mother, Maria Kleopha Gentner, was 41. She married Marvin A Smith on 14 May 1935, in Springville, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Concord, Erie, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died in January 2000, at the age of 88, and was buried in Springville, Erie, New York, United States.

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Marvin A Smith
Irene Margaret Benz
Marriage: 14 May 1935
Robert F. Smith

Sources (6)

  • Irene Benz in household of Florian Benz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Margaret Benz Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Irene M Smith, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Gerhard, Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Fritz, Gunther, Heinz, Erhard, Georg, Gerhardt, Heiner.

South German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Berthold , or to a lesser extent of Bernhard . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Bence and Bentz .

Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovenian, and Croatian Benc (see Bentz ), a surname which is at least in part of German origin (see 1 above).

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

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