Thomas Schmidt

29 July 1895–11 August 1963 (Age 68)
Loleta, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Schmidt was born on 29 July 1895, in Loleta, Humboldt, California, United States, his father, Francis Otto Schmidt, was 51 and his mother, Hanna Tierney, was 38. He married Myrtle Luella Briggs on 4 May 1917, in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pacific Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1920 and Scotia, Humboldt, California, United States in 1930. He died on 11 August 1963, in Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Schmidt
1895–1963
Myrtle Luella Briggs
1900–1985
Marriage: 4 May 1917
Luella Maxine Schmidt
1918–1993
Carol Elenor Schmidt
1919–2008
Darrell Thomas Schmidt
1921–2004

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1917Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 11
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 18
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Erwin, Gerhard, Klaus, Helmut, Fritz, Manfred, Wolfgang, Ewald, Gunter.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine, also Nord), the Netherlands, Hungary, and Poland. It is also found in Slovakia, Czechia, Croatia, and Slovenia, where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see below). In part, Schmidt is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).Germanized form of Czech Šmíd and Šmít, Slovenian, Croatian, and Slovak Šmid or Šmit, surnames of German origin (see above and Smid 2 and Smit 3).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kocevar
    Schmied
    Schmitt
    Schmid
    Schmit
    Schmith
    Reinschmidt
    Schmitz
    Schmieding
    Monasmith
    Schmidtke

    Sources (8)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Schmidt - birth: 29 July 1895; Loleta, Humboldt, California, United States
    • Thomas Schmidt, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Tom Schmidt, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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