Chester Homer Smith

22 December 1870–3 November 1954 (Age 83)
Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Chester Homer

When Chester Homer Smith was born on 22 December 1870, in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Charles Waldo Thomas Smith, was 31 and his mother, Cornelia L. Burbee, was 29. He married Katherine L. Hammond on 27 August 1895, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 November 1954, in Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Homer Smith
1870–1954
Katherine L. Hammond
1877–1929
Marriage: 27 August 1895
Clarence Winslow Smith
1895–1986
Bertha Katherine Smith
1897–1972
Elroy Chester Smith
1899–1978
Dora Viola Smith
1903–1905
Bessie Minnie Smith
1906–1984
Justin Homer Smith
1909–2003

Spouse and Children

    Male1870–1954Male

    Katherine L. Hammond

    Female1877–1929Female

MARRIAGE
27 August 1895
New Hampshire, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Waldo Thomas Smith

    Male1839–1924Male

    Cornelia L. Burbee

    Female1841–1924Female

siblings

(9)

    Ida Smith

    Female1867–Female

    Joseph C Smith

    Male1868–Male

    Justin W Smith

    Male1869–1903Male

    Male1870–1954Male

    Dexter Smith

    Male1873–1955Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Chester H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chester H Smith in household of Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chester H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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