Ellen Smith

15 February 1885–3 October 1978 (Age 93)
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Smith was born on 15 February 1885, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Frederick Smith, was 36 and her mother, Adah West, was 36. She married David Aldridge on 5 April 1924, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 October 1978, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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David Aldridge
Ellen Smith
Marriage: 5 April 1924

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5 April 1924
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 25

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Ellen Aldridge in household of David Aldridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen Aldridge in household of David Aldridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Smith in household of Francis F Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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