Florence Gretta Smith

19 February 1888–18 July 1890 (Age 2)
Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Florence Gretta

When Florence Gretta Smith was born on 19 February 1888, her father, Jason Smith, was 33 and her mother, Amelia Anna Brown, was 31. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1888. She died on 18 July 1890, in Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 2, and was buried in Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Jason Smith
1854–1932
Amelia Anna Brown
1856–
Florence Gretta Smith
1888–1890
Harold Clifford Wesley Smith
1891–1941
Vera Marguerite Smith
1896–1897

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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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  • Florence Gretta Smith, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Florence Gretta Smith, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Florence Gretta Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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