Beatrice Ellen Smith

13 November 1911–17 April 1986 (Age 74)
Bow, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Beatrice Ellen

When Beatrice Ellen Smith was born on 13 November 1911, in Bow, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Arthur George Smith, was 30 and her mother, Lillian Rosetta Collier Orbell, was 26. She married Lambert Depeel on 5 April 1928, in Prince Albert, Prince Albert No. 461, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Canada in 1920. She died on 17 April 1986, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Paddockwood, Paddockwood No. 520, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Lambert Depeel
Beatrice Ellen Smith
Marriage: 5 April 1928
Norman Depeel

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London
Age 4
On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 
Age 29
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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  • Findagrave - Beatrice Ellen Depeel (d. 1986)

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