Thomas Schmidt

Male29 July 1895–11 August 1963

Brief Life History 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 34. 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 Scotia, Humboldt, California, United States in 1930 and Rio Dell, Humboldt, California, United States in 1950. 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
Myrtle Luella Briggs
Marriage: 4 May 1917
Luella Maxine Schmidt
Carol Elenor Schmidt
Darrell Thomas Schmidt

Sources (11)

  • Tom Schmidt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Schmidt - birth: 29 July 1895; Loleta, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Thomas Schmidt, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1917Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    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.

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