Frances Ida Durk

7 June 1900–27 January 1992 (Age 91)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frances Ida

Frances Ida Durk was born on 7 June 1900, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States as the daughter of Fred Durk and Madalin Schidlyen. She married Willard Basil Waugh on 3 October 1918, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 27 January 1992, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Basil Waugh
Frances Ida Durk
Marriage: 3 October 1918
Basil Francis Waugh
Vivien Waugh
Fredrick Waugh
Harold Waugh
Mildred Waugh
Frederick Waugh
Harold Waugh
Mildred Waugh
June Ann Salyer

Spouse and Children

    Willard Basil Waugh



3 October 1918
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States



    Vivien Waugh


    Frederick Waugh


    Fredrick Waugh


    Harold Waugh


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Fred Durk


    Madalin Schidlyen




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 4

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Dark .2 German (Dürk): variant of Türk ‘Turk’, a nickname for a wild or unruly person, or sometimes for a prisoner of war (from the Turkish Wars).3 German: possibly a variant of Dirk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Waugh in household of Basil Waugh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frances I Waugh in household of Basil W Waugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances Durk in entry for Sheridan Dashner and Vivian Waugh, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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