Douglas Willie Smith

about January 1881–7 March 1935 (Age 54)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Douglas Willie

When Douglas Willie Smith was born about January 1881, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Willie Smith, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Willett Smith, was 34. He married Ruth Marian Grimshaw in 1907, in West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1935, at the age of 54.

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Douglas Willie Smith
Ruth Marian Grimshaw
Marriage: 1907
Joan Miriam Smith

Spouse and Children

West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom


    Joan Miriam Smith


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)


Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 23

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 27

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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Sources (3)

  • Douglas Willie Smith in household of Willie Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Douglas W Smith in household of Willie Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Douglas Willie Smith, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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