Elizabeth Smith

1808–1850 (Age 42)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born in 1808, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonas Smith, was 25 and her mother, Rachel Witton, was 23. She died in 1850, at the age of 42.

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1800–1850
Elizabeth Smith
1808–1850

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1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 0

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 7

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 15

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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