Catherine Nellie Smith

1912–
Aldridge, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine Nellie

Catherine Nellie Smith was born in 1912, in Aldridge, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Maurice Smith and Mary Jane Masser.

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Family Time Line

Maurice Smith
Mary Jane Masser
1881–
William R Smith
1895–
Harriet E Smith
1897–
Charles G Smith
1900–
Catherine Nellie Smith
1912–
John Smith
1914–
Alta Louisa Smith
1915–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1914

Age 2

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 2

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1945

Age 33

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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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  • Catherine N Smith in household of Maurice Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Catherine Nellie Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Catherine Nellie Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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