Penelope Smith

1847–1860 (Age 13)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Penelope

When Penelope Smith was born in 1847, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 46 and her mother, Francis Paskett, was 38. She died in 1860, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 13, and was buried in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1801–1865
Francis Paskett
1809–1848
Albert William Smith
1830–1838
Charlotte Smith
1833–
William Paskett Smith
1835–
Jane Curtis Smith
1837–
Ann Smith
1840–
Thomas Ritchings Smith
1842–
John Fowler Smith
1845–1914
Penelope Smith
1847–1860

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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)

  • Penelope Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Penelope Smith, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Penelope Smith, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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