Charles Alfred Smith

1855–
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Alfred

When Charles Alfred Smith was born in 1855, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles A. Smith, was 25 and his mother, Mary A Smith, was 26. He married Christine M. Krause on 29 November 1878, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Everton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alfred Smith
1855–
Christine M. Krause
1858–1914
Marriage: 29 November 1878
Irene Anna Smith
1879–1930
Augustine Georgiana "Gussie" Smith
1881–
Olivia Theckler Smith
1884–1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1878Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 4
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    1863
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1886
    Age 31
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (27)

    • Aust Smith in entry for Augustine Georgiana Smith, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906"
    • Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Chs A Smith in entry for John Martin Krause and Augustine Smith, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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