Charlotte (Lottie) Elizabeth Smart

7 July 1892–1983 (Age 90)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Charlotte (Lottie) Elizabeth

When Charlotte (Lottie) Elizabeth Smart was born on 7 July 1892, in Kansas, United States, her father, John Thomas Smart, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Matilda "Tilda" Paulk Pearson, was 39. She married Arville William Brunk about 1914, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Crawford, Rice, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Lincoln Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. She died in 1983, at the age of 91, and was buried in Garden Of Memories Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Arville William Brunk
Charlotte (Lottie) Elizabeth Smart
Marriage: about 1914
Bernice Brunk
Carl Otto Brunk
Harry Lee Brunk
Dorothy Brunk
Mildred Nadine Brunk

Spouse and Children

about 1914
Kansas, United States


    Bernice Brunk


    Carl Otto Brunk


    Harry Lee Brunk


    Dorothy Brunk


    Mildred Nadine Brunk


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smart ‘quick’, ‘prompt’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is common and widespread throughout England, Wales, and Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lottie Brunk in household of A W Brunk, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Lattie Bru*** in household of Orville W Bru***, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lotta Smart in household of J T Smart, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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