Lorena Smith

19 February 1912–5 February 2009 (Age 97)
Linwood, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lorena

When Lorena Smith was born on 19 February 1912, in Linwood, Bay, Michigan, United States, her father, Edward Smith, was 42 and her mother, Mary Anna Jarvis, was 37. She married Gordon R. Burrus on 20 November 1937, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years and Hamburg Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 5 February 2009, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hamburg, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Gordon R. Burrus
Lorena Smith
Marriage: 20 November 1937
John Burrus

Spouse and Children

20 November 1937
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    John Burrus


Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

Age 29

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margarett L Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lovine Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorena Burrus in household of Gordon R Burrus, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.