Charles Edward Smith

17 June 1883–13 March 1971 (Age 87)
Silver Mine, Polk Township, Madison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Smith was born on 17 June 1883, in Silver Mine, Polk Township, Madison, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Smith, was 29 and his mother, Virginia Elizabeth Rose, was 41. He married Talitha May Young on 4 June 1905. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He lived in Arcadia, Iron, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Livonia, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 13 March 1971, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Annapolis, Iron, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Edward Smith
Talitha May Young
Marriage: 4 June 1905
Viola Mae Smith
Ruby Ester Smith
Ethel Estella Smith
Constance Elzetta Smith
Ruth Elenora Smith
Flavy Cora Smith
Dorothy Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

4 June 1905


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Wesley Smith


    Virginia Elizabeth Rose




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 E Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward C Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles E Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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