Donald Earl Smith

24 August 1929–21 October 2010 (Age 81)
St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Donald Earl

When Donald Earl Smith was born on 24 August 1929, his father, Donald Borden Smith, was 17 and his mother, Dorothy Amelia Cupples, was 15. He had at least 1 son with Margaret Maureen Sexton. He died on 21 October 2010, in St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Donald Borden Smith
1911–1982
Dorothy Amelia Cupples
1914–1985
Donald Earl Smith
1929–2010

Parents and Siblings

    Donald Borden Smith

    Male1911–1982Male

    Dorothy Amelia Cupples

    Female1914–1985Female

siblings

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World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 5

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 14

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 26

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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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