Charles Warren Smith, Sr

Brief Life History of Charles Warren

When Charles Warren Smith, Sr was born on 16 January 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, George Albert Smith, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Maria Libby, was 20. He married Isabelle Martin on 3 October 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 25 January 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Warren Smith, Sr
1849–1903
Isabelle Martin
1851–1933
Marriage: 3 October 1867
Hannah Isabelle Smith
1869–1906
Sophronia Lydia Smith
1871–1943
Lucy Minerva Smith
1873–1880
Jesse Smith
1876–1878
Tirzah Libby Smith
1876–1881
Jessie Bigler Smith
1878–1958
Ethel M Smith
1880–1940
Zora Smith
1881–1969
Charles Warren Smith
1883–1883

Sources (37)

  • Chas W Smith in household of Geo A Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Warren Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Charles Warren Smith in entry for Esther Martin Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1853

The Provo City Cemetery was dedicated in 1853.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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GEORGE ALBERT SMITH FAMILY & CHARLES WARREN SMITH

Written by Charles’ daughter, Zora Smith Jarvis Charles Warren Smith, was the son of George Albert Smith, who was born on the 26th June, 1817 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. His …

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