Charles Ivan Smith was born 23 January 1922 in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States to Benjamin Hezekiah Smith, age 42, and Mattie Ann Elizabeth Atchinson, age 39. He was the 5th of 5 children, and the 3rd of 3 sons, born to the couple. His older siblings were: Joe Ben, who was born 15 September 1906 in Chase City, Bosque, Texas, United States; Emma Lucille, who was born 6 March 1906 in Justice Precinct One; Deriot Eugene, who was born 29 March 1911 in Justice Precinct One; and Morrice Tommy, who was born 19 October 1918 in Justice Precinct One.
Charles Ivan married Mary Frances Stewart, when he was 22 years old, on 3 August 1944 in Election Precinct 29, Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. Mary Frances was about 19 years old at the time of their marriage.
Charles Ivan’s mother died at the age of 81 on 18 January 1964 in Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico, United States and his father died at the age of 84 on 1 August 1964 in Los Angeles. Charles Ivan was 41 at the time of her mother’s death and 42 at the time of her father’s death.
Morrice Tommy died at the age of 55 on 19 May 1974 in Hobbs. Charles Ivan was 52 years old at the time of her death.
On 6 April 1987, when Charles Ivan was 65 years old, Deriot Eugene died at the age of 76 in Ventura County, California, United States.
When Charles Ivan was 66 years old, his brother Joe Ben died at the age of 81 on 24 March 1988 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.
Emma Lucille died at the age of 79 in September 1988 in Oklahoma, United States. Charles Ivan was 66 years old at the time of her death.
Charles Ivan died at the age of 75 on 1 September 1997.