Charles Edwin Smith

September 1878–2 June 1959 (Age 80)
Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles Edwin

When Charles Edwin Smith was born in September 1878, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Love Smith, was 30 and his mother, Josephine Hope, was 25. He married Ann R about 1915, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 2 June 1959, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80.

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Charles Edwin Smith
1878–1959
Ann R
1890–
Marriage: about 1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1915
Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chas E Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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