Amelia Willie Smith

16 August 1841–13 November 1931 (Age 90)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Amelia Willie

When Amelia Willie Smith was born on 16 August 1841, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Smith, was 26 and her mother, Amelia Sutton Willie, was 29. She married Frederick John Collier on 9 June 1863, in St George Brandon Hill, Bristol, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Littleton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Twyford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 13 November 1931, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 90.

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Frederick John Collier
Amelia Willie Smith
Marriage: 9 June 1863
Florence Amelia Collier

Spouse and Children

9 June 1863
St George Brandon Hill, Bristol, England, United Kingdom


    Florence Amelia Collier


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 13

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 39

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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)

  • W in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Amelia W Collier in household of Frederick J Collier, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Amelia W Collier in household of Frederick T Collier, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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