When Percy Charles Smith was born in 1884, in March, Cambridgeshire, England, his father, Charles Smith, was 22 and his mother, Minnie Moule, was 20. He lived in March, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Stratford St John, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1911.
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.
WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
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 ).