Emma Frances Smith

1854–1940 (Age 86)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma Frances

Emma Frances Smith was born in 1854, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. She married Thomas Giles in 1884, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in 1940, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Giles
1856–1932
Emma Frances Smith
1854–1940
Marriage: 1884
Harry Percival Giles
1885–1978
Alexander Albert Giles
1887–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1884
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
children

(2)

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 0

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 26

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 30

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Emma Giles in household of Thomas Giles, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emma Frances Giles in household of Thomas Giles, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Emma Frances in entry for Alexander Albert Giles, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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