Gustave Charles Smith

Male16 May 1893–22 December 1960

Brief Life History of Gustave Charles

When Gustave Charles Smith was born on 16 May 1893, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, his father, Gustav Adolph Smith, was 26 and his mother, Bertha A Schultz, was 22. He married Jean M Sharback on 15 September 1922, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 December 1960, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gustave Charles Smith
Jean M Sharback
Marriage: 15 September 1922
Harold C Smith
Helen Marie Smith
Gustav Clayton Smith
Elmer J Smith
Marvin Charles "Chuck" Smith

Sources (11)

  • August Smith in household of August Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gustav Smith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Gustave C Smith, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1922Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    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.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 19

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Pvt Gustave Charles Smith 1893-1960 Cemetery

    Pvt Gustave Charles Smith BIRTH 16 May 1893 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA DEATH 22 Dec 1960 (aged 67) Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA BURIAL Elmlawn Cemetery Tonawanda, Erie County, New Yo …

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