Ada Bertha Smith

March 1893–March 1967 (Age 74)
Baughurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ada Bertha

When Ada Bertha Smith was born in March 1893, in Baughurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Richard Smith, was 23 and her mother, Ada May, was 22. She married Frederick Victor Holder on 14 July 1923, in Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Hurst, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in March 1967, in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Victor Holder
Ada Bertha Smith
Marriage: 14 July 1923

Spouse and Children

14 July 1923
Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    George Richard Smith


    Ada May





    May Smith


    Ethel Smith


    George Smith


World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 11

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 21

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Ada B Smith in household of George R Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Ada Bertha Smith, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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