Charles Francis II Smith

28 February 1876–9 November 1944 (Age 68)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Charles Francis II

When Charles Francis II Smith was born on 28 February 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Francis Smith, was 36 and his mother, Mary Sproul, was 26. He married Theo Dora Brooksbank on 20 June 1901. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 November 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Francis II Smith
Theo Dora Brooksbank
Marriage: 20 June 1901
Charles Francis III Smith
Melvin Ernest Smith

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20 June 1901


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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 6

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Chas F Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Smith in household of Hugh W. Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Francis Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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