John Fowler Smith

1845–1914 (Age 69)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Fowler

When John Fowler Smith was born in 1845, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Smith, was 44 and his mother, Francis Paskett, was 36. He married Elizabeth Moody on 24 February 1877, in Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1914, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69, and was buried in Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Fowler Smith
1845–1914
Elizabeth Moody
1853–
Marriage: 24 February 1877
Charles Fowler Smith
1878–1885

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1877Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    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.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 35
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1884
    Age 39
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    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 (10)

    • John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • John Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Towles Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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