Chester Norman Smith

Brief Life History of Chester Norman

When Chester Norman Smith was born on 9 September 1917, in Rozel, Pawnee, Kansas, United States, his father, Golden Shuck Smith, was 29 and his mother, Clara Evalyn Norman, was 25. He lived in Grant Township, Pawnee, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 22 August 1935, in Rozel, Pawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Burdett, Pawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Golden Shuck Smith
1888–1980
Clara Evalyn Norman
1892–1985
Lillian Fern Smith
1913–1999
Rosalie Catherine Smith
1915–2004
Chester Norman Smith
1917–1935
Erma Grace Smith
1919–2014
Eula Nadine Smith
1921–2017
Nellie Louise Smith
1923–1996

Sources (5)

  • Chester N Smith in household of Golden S Smith, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Chester Norman Moore, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Chester N Smith in household of Golden S Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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