John Smith

August 1815–3 August 1875 (Age 60)
Eccleshill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Smith was born in August 1815, in Eccleshill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Smith, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Thornton, was 28. He married Maria Johnson in 1839. He died on 3 August 1875, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1815–1875
Maria Johnson
1818–1870
Marriage: 1839

Spouse and Children

    Male1815–1875Male

    Maria Johnson

    Female1818–1870Female

MARRIAGE
1839

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1823

Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 10

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 27

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

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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  • John Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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