Charles Smith (1895 - 1972)

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Charles Smith
1895 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Smith was born on September 13, 1895. He died in October 1972 at 77 years old. We know that Charles Smith had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60615.


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Charles Smith passed away in October 1972 at 77 years of age. He was born on September 13, 1895. There is no information about Charles's surviving family. We know that Charles Smith had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60615.
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In 1895, in the year that Charles Smith was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1912, when he was 17 years old, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1934, by the time he was 39 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1954, he was 59 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1972, in the year of Charles Smith's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Died: May 12, 1944
Charles Woodward Smith
around 1918 - Jan 27, 1944
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around 1897 - Oct 25, 1918
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around 1898 - Oct 26, 1917

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May 22, 1903 - December 1992
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Walter Smith
Dec 28, 1916 - October 1978
Lillian Smith
Dec 12, 1897 - April 1975
Midlothian, Illinois
Ralph Smith
May 24, 1908 - September 1962
Edward Smith
Sep 8, 1911 - May 1971
New Orleans, Louisiana
Roosevelt Smith
Feb 9, 1905 - November 1967
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dorothy S Smith
Jan 13, 1907 - Dec 13, 1987
Tinley Park, IL
Lloyd Smith
Jan 12, 1908 - October 1978
Jerseyville, Illinois
Albert Smith
Nov 2, 1902 - April 1965
Omaha, Nebraska
Samuel M Smith
May 26, 1912 - Sep 29, 1989
Chicago, IL
Charles Smith
Oct 31, 1903 - June 1970
Chicago, Illinois
Delia Smith
Mar 4, 1886 - July 1964
Lucille M Smith
Jan 27, 1905 - Oct 26, 1988
River Forest, IL
Harvey Smith
Jul 14, 1893 - December 1968
Dallas, Texas
Lillian D Smith
Jul 18, 1919 - Nov 10, 1995
Chicago, IL
Herman Smith
Feb 5, 1909 - Nov 12, 1996
Chicago, IL
Geraldine K Smith
Mar 17, 1917 - Oct 20, 2000
Geneva, IL
Harold Smith
Jul 4, 1907 - August 1941
Robert Smith
Dec 29, 1898 - March 1986
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Frieda J Smith
Jul 29, 1917 - Apr 1, 2005
Hot Springs National Park, AR

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