Alice Edith Holmes Smith

25 March 1889–December 1981 (Age 92)
Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice Edith Holmes

Alice Edith Holmes Smith was born on 25 March 1889, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Smith and Jane. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with James Jackson. She lived in Pennington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died in December 1981, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 92.

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James Jackson
Alice Edith Holmes Smith
John Phillip Jackson
Constance Margaret Jackson

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers
Age 12
The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
Age 19
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
Age 25
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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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Sources (5)

  • Alice E H Smith in household of John H H Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alice Edith Holmes Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Alice Edith Holmes Smith in household of Jane Constance Delilia Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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