Mabel Smith

Female4 August 1880–1933

Brief Life History of Mabel

When Mabel Smith was born on 4 August 1880, her father, John Smith, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Gardiner, was 25. She married George William Tisdell on 18 February 1903. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1933, in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 53.

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George William Tisdell
Mabel Smith
Marriage: 18 February 1903
Carlyle James Tisdell
Kenneth George Tisdell
Eric John Tisdell
Dulcie May Tisdell
Alexander Clyde Tisdell
Allan Tisdell

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1903
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 12

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


    Age 21

    First Federal election.


    Age 21

    The Australian flag flown for the first time.

    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.

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