Charles Stewart Smith

15 June 1849–21 June 1914 (Age 65)
Fidelity, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Stewart

When Charles Stewart Smith was born on 15 June 1849, in Fidelity, Jersey, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Stewart Smith, was 45 and his mother, Margaret Solly, was 28. He married Ella May Rice on 21 May 1879, in Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Buffalo Township, Pike, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 21 June 1914, in Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Stewart Smith
1849–1914
Ella May Rice
1858–
Marriage: 21 May 1879
Child Smith
1880–1880
Gussie Gertrude Smith
1883–1954
Child Smith
1893–1893
Camille Smith
1885–1962
Clifford Stuart Smith
1889–
Maydeane Smith
1892–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 May 1879
Louisiana, Pike, Missouri, United States
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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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 S Smith in household of Chas S Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Smith in household of Charles L Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles S Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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