Charles Alvin Smith

12 October 1876–22 April 1956 (Age 79)
Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles Alvin

When Charles Alvin Smith was born on 12 October 1876, in Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States, his father, John Michael Smith, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth J Neil, was 36. He married Montie Massey on 4 December 1901, in Blanco, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Blanco, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Blanco, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 April 1956, in Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Blanco, Blanco, Texas, United States.

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Charles Alvin Smith
Montie Massey
Marriage: 4 December 1901
Maud Smith
Thelma Maurine Smith
Lula Mae Smith
Alvin Charles "Shoff" Smith

Spouse and Children

4 December 1901
Blanco, Texas, United States


    Maud Smith


    Thelma Maurine Smith


    Lula Mae Smith



Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Smith


    Elizabeth J Neil




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Charley Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlie Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charley Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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