Charles Lester Smith

29 April 1868–16 August 1935 (Age 67)
Coos River, Coos, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Lester

When Charles Lester Smith was born on 29 April 1868, in Coos River, Coos, Oregon, United States, his father, Nathan Smith, was 40 and his mother, Emily Hobson, was 37. He married California Leanna Tennison in 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marshfield, Coos, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Sumner, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 16 August 1935, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Coos, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Lester Smith
California Leanna Tennison
Marriage: 1894
Dorothy Alta Smith
Harry Alonzo Smith
Bonnie June Smith
Harvey Levi Smith
Mildred Parlee Smith
Grace Eugenia Smith
Lillian Margaret Smith
Nadine Rose Smith

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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.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries - 1874: Coos, Oregon, United States
    Age 18
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Charles Lester Smith in entry for Smith, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
    • Chas Sexten Smith in household of Nathan Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lester Smith in entry for George S Jacobsen and Nadine R Fields, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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