Catherine Maria Smith

23 May 1897–20 January 1980 (Age 82)
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine Maria

Catherine Maria Smith was born on 23 May 1897, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of ??? Smith and Anastasia Swords. She married Henry William Wheeler on 6 August 1927, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 20 January 1980, in Winchmore Hill, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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Henry William Wheeler
Catherine Maria Smith
Marriage: 6 August 1927

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  • Marriage
    6 August 1927Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1915 · Zeppelins Over London
    Age 18
    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 27
    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    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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