Charles Henry Smith

19 January 1866–21 January 1964 (Age 98)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

Charles Henry Smith was born on 19 January 1866, in New Jersey, United States. He had at least 1 son. He died on 21 January 1964, in Sacramento, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 98.

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1867

Age 1

Juárez offensive takes place. Maximilian surrenders at Querétaro and is executed. Juárez moves his government to Mexico City and becomes president.
1872

Age 6

Death of Juárez. Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada inaugurated president.
1879

Age 13

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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)

  • Charles H Smith, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • California, Death Index, 1940-1997

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