Charlotte Amelia Smith

30 August 1863–18 March 1884 (Age 20)
Humansdorp, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life Summary of Charlotte Amelia

When Charlotte Amelia Smith was born on 30 August 1863, in Humansdorp, Cape Province, South Africa, her father, Henry Smith I, was 48 and her mother, Martha Knight, was 36. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Age 2
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Age 4
Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 7
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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Mexican Passenger List - South Africa to Utah

The SMITH and KERSHAW families left from South Africa on the ship MEXICANA, 12 Apr 1865 to Immigrate to Utah. SAILING NUMBER 14: MEXICANA Departure: April 12, 1865 Passengers: George Frederick Kersha …

Sources (13)

  • Amelia Smith in household of Martha Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amelia Smith in household of Henry Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Smith, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"

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