Charles Milton Smith Jr

1898–5 October 1964 (Age 66)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Charles Milton

When Charles Milton Smith Jr was born in 1898, in Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Milton Smith Sr, was 41 and his mother, Bertha Sophie Messerli, was 31. He lived in Ross Township, Osborne, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 5 October 1964, in Downs, Osborne, Kansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Downs Cemetery, Downs, Osborne, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Milton Smith Sr
1857–1899
Bertha Sophie Messerli
1867–1950
Charles Milton Smith Jr
1898–1964
Herman Smith
1899–

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (2)

  • Charley Smith in household of Henry Drager, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Smith in household of Henry Drager, "United States Census, 1920"

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