Mary Smith

1873–
Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born in 1873, in Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 28 and her mother, Mrs Thomas Smith, was 28. She married John Astill on 25 December 1890, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Astill
1868–1896
Mary Smith
1873–
Marriage: 25 December 1890

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1890
Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Smith

    Male1845–Male

    Mrs Thomas Smith

    Female1845–Female

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 7

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 11

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

Age 31

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.

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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