William Dougall Smith

12 June 1877–6 June 1958 (Age 80)
Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of William Dougall

When William Dougall Smith was born on 12 June 1877, in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William Dougall Smith, was 48 and his mother, Margaret McQueen Irving, was 29. He married Lucy Levinia Hunter on 24 September 1915. He lived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. He died on 6 June 1958, in Lyon Brook, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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William Dougall Smith
Lucy Levinia Hunter
Marriage: 24 September 1915

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World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight
Age 32
The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched
Age 44
The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed
Age 68
On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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 (4)

  • William D Smith in household of William D Smith, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William D Smith, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Canada Census, 1901

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