Charles Augustus Smith

Male8 January 1868–11 February 1959

Brief Life History of Charles Augustus

When Charles Augustus Smith was born on 8 January 1868, in Jefferson Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States, his father, Theophilus Case Smith, was 26 and his mother, Martha Jane Howe, was 17. He died on 11 February 1959, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ellis Cemetery, Montserrat Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theophilus Case Smith
1841–1919
Martha Jane Howe
1850–1938
Charles Augustus Smith
1868–1959
Oda Lenora Smith
1869–1954
James Smith
1870–
Theophilus Case Smith
1873–
George Washington Smith
1874–1932
Rachel Smith
1875–
Emma Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith
1883–1976

Sources (2)

  • Charles Smith in household of Theopolus Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Augustus Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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