Mary SMITH

1867–
West Calder, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary SMITH was born in 1867, in West Calder, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hunter Smith, was 17 and her mother, Margaret Haddow, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hunter Smith
1850–1904
Margaret Haddow
1835–1857
Margaret Smith
1858–
Isabella Smith
1860–
Jane Smith
1862–1941
John Smith
1864–
Mary SMITH
1867–
Robert Smith
1871–
Agnes Smith
1874–
Joan SMITH
1878–

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 41

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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