Vivian Joan Smith

about 29 November 1925–6 July 1996 (Age 70)
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Vivian Joan

When Vivian Joan Smith was born about 29 November 1925, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Edward George Smith, was 36 and her mother, Sadie Drusella Crouse, was 29. She died on 6 July 1996, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Edward George Smith
1889–1969
Sadie Drusella Crouse
1896–1975
Julia Hazel Smith
1915–1974
Ralph George Smith
1918–1986
Stephen James Smith
1920–1996
Ida Jane Smith
1922–2003
Helen Abia Smith
1924–1999
Vivian Joan Smith
1925–1996
Basil Edward Smith
1917–1975
Hilda Rachel Smith
1919–2013
Harold Oliver Smith
1921–1944
Sadie Drucilla Smith
1926–2006
Florence Isabelle Smith
1929–1929
David Lee Smith
1932–2004
Lois June Smith
1933–2004
Merriam Byrle Smith
1935–2005
Byron Lloyd Smith
1936–1957
Daisy Mae Smith
1937–2004

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 12

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 30

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam
1982

Age 57

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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 (1)

  • Vivian Joan Smith, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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