Helen or Ellen Sophia Smith

4 July 1864–about December 1953 (Age 89)
Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen or Ellen Sophia

When Helen or Ellen Sophia Smith was born on 4 July 1864, in Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wood Smith, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Rebecca HILL, was 25. She married Henry Horn Patey about September 1897, in Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tupsley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Ringwould, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died about December 1953, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Henry Horn Patey
1842–1914
Helen or Ellen Sophia Smith
1864–1953
Marriage: about September 1897
Percy Pettman Patey
1887–1917
May Katherine Patey
1888–1889
Josephine Effie Patey
1890–1983
Winifred Patey
1891–1937
Ethel Patey
1892–1892
Franklyn Patey
1894–1988
Richard Horn Patey
1898–1917
Geoffrey Plantagenet Patey
1900–1946
Maurice Patey
1903–1984
Phyllis Eileen Patey
1908–1990

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about September 1897
Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Percy Pettman Patey

    Male1887–1917Male

    May Katherine Patey

    Female1888–1889Female

    Female1890–1983Female

    Winifred Patey

    Female1891–1937Female

    Ethel Patey

    Female1892–1892Female

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Parents and Siblings

    William Wood Smith

    Male1840–1896Male

    Sarah Rebecca HILL

    Female1838–Female

siblings

(10)

    Sarah Jane Smith

    Female1862–1880Female

    Female1864–1953Female

    Edith Caroline Smith

    Female1867–1884Female

    Alice Elizabeth Smith

    Female1868–1893Female

    Florence Beatrice Smith

    Female1870–1897Female

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

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

Age 20

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

Age 40

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ellen G Smith in household of William W Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ellen S Patey in household of Henry H Patey, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Ellen Patey in entry for Percy Pettman Patey, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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