Henry George Smith

16 March 1883–29 April 1943 (Age 60)
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Henry George

When Henry George Smith was born on 16 March 1883, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, his father, Henry George Smith, was 27 and his mother, Eliza Lella Giles, was 24. He married Priscilla Harriett Bobart Billet on 21 July 1912, in Ararat, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 29 April 1943, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Henry George Smith
1883–1943
Priscilla Harriett Bobart Billet
1894–1973
Marriage: 21 July 1912
Sylvia Evelyn Smith
1913–1991
Claris Jean Smith
1914–2003
Clarence John Smith
1915–2001
Frederick Albert George Smith
1917–2007
Winifred Nancy Smith
1921–2008
Mavis Joyce Smith
1923–2017
Lorna Joan Smith
1926–2010
Geoffrey Neil Smith
1929–
Ena Margaret Smith
1931–2021
Kenneth Robert Smith
1934–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1912
Ararat, Victoria, Australia
children

(10)

    Sylvia Evelyn Smith

    Female1913–1991Female

    Claris Jean Smith

    Female1914–2003Female

    Clarence John Smith

    Male1915–2001Male

    Frederick Albert George Smith

    Male1917–2007Male

    Winifred Nancy Smith

    Female1921–2008Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 9

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 18

First Federal election.
1901

Age 18

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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

Story Highlight

Duke

Harry was known as "Duke" by his work mates

Sources (2)

  • Henry George Smith, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Henry George Smith records

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