Arthur Smith

Male28 July 1866–1 August 1931

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Arthur Smith was born on 28 July 1866, in Northmaven, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Mitchell, was 27. He married Georgina Taylor on 12 January 1893, in Delting, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 August 1931, in South Island, New Zealand, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Smith
Georgina Taylor
Marriage: 12 January 1893
John Smith
Margaret Smith
Arthur Laurence Smith
George Ferguson Smith
William Stevenson Smith
Charlotte Sinclair Smith
Thomas Craigie Smith

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Smith, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Arthur Smith, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Arthur Smith, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1893Delting, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

    Age 2

    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

    1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

    Age 8

    The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.


    Age 18

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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