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
Katherine L. Hammond
Marriage: 27 August 1895
Clarence Winslow Smith
Bertha Katherine Smith
Elroy Chester Smith
Dora Viola Smith
Bessie Minnie Smith
Justin Homer Smith

Spouse and Children


    Katherine L. Hammond


27 August 1895
New Hampshire, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Waldo Thomas Smith


    Cornelia L. Burbee




    Ida Smith


    Joseph C Smith


    Justin W Smith



    Dexter Smith


+4 More Children

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1872 · The Amnesty Act

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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

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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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