Edward Smith

25 April 1877–1953 (Age 75)
West Dapto, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Edward

When Edward Smith was born on 25 April 1877, in West Dapto, New South Wales, Australia, his father, George Smith, was 34 and his mother, Maria Leary, was 37. He married Louisa Matilda Went on 10 August 1904, in Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1953, in Queensland, Australia, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Edward Smith
1877–1953
Louisa Matilda Went
1886–1921
Marriage: 10 August 1904
Dorothy M Smith
1904–
Francis E Smith
1905–
Walter Stanley Smith
1907–1984
Myles Hamilton Smith
1909–1981
Ivy I Smith
1911–1977
Ellen M Smith
1916–
Corporal Cecil Robert Smith
1919–1945

Spouse and Children

    Male1877–1953Male

    Louisa Matilda Went

    Female1886–1921Female

MARRIAGE
10 August 1904
Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia
children

(7)

    Dorothy M Smith

    Female1904–Female

    Francis E Smith

    Male1905–Male

    Walter Stanley Smith

    Male1907–1984Male

    Myles Hamilton Smith

    Male1909–1981Male

    Ivy I Smith

    Female1911–1977Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Smith

    Male1842–1928Male

    Maria Leary

    Female1840–1925Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 15

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 24

First Federal election.
1901

Age 24

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Marriage: Edward Smith & Matilda Went - 10 August 1904
  • Birth: Edward Smith - 25 April 1877

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