Maria Smith

1838–
Canada

The Life of Maria

Maria Smith was born in 1838, in Canada as the daughter of James Smith. She married Thomas Ariss before 1858, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1861.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ariss
1833–1901
Maria Smith
1838–
Marriage: before 1858
James Ariss
1858–1915
John T. Ariss
1860–1930
Thomas Ariss
1862–1929

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Ariss

    Male1833–1901Male

    Female1838–Female

MARRIAGE
before 1858
Canada
children

(3)

    James Ariss

    Male1858–1915Male

    John T. Ariss

    Male1860–1930Male

    Thomas Ariss

    Male1862–1929Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Smith

    Male1792–Male

siblings

(1)

World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 29

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 31

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 45

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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 (3)

  • Maria Ariss, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Maria Smith in entry for Thomas Ariss, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Marie Smith in entry for John T Ariss, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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