Charles Edwin Smith

28 January 1879–2 June 1959 (Age 80)
Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Edwin

When Charles Edwin Smith was born on 28 January 1879, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Love Smith, was 30 and his mother, Josephine Hope, was 25. He married Anne R Pettey 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, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edwin Smith
1879–1959
Anne R Pettey
1889–1979
Marriage: about 1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1915Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    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 3
    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 21
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (10)

    • Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Charles Edwin Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Charles Edwin Smith, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

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