Louisa Smith

1845–1924 (Age 79)
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Smith was born in 1845, in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Smith, was 33 and her mother, Louisa Hood, was 26. She married William Henry Atwill on 20 August 1873, in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in City of London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in 1924, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Atwill
1851–1923
Louisa Smith
1845–1924
Marriage: 20 August 1873
George Atwill
1874–
William Atwill
1876–
Louisa Hannah Atwill
1878–
Harriet Atwill
1881–1881
Walter Edward Atwill
1889–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1873
Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    John Smith

    Male1812–1874Male

    Louisa Hood

    Female1819–Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1839–Male

    Emma Smith

    Female1840–Female

    Female1845–1924Female

    Edwin Smith

    Male1846–Male

    Eliza Smith

    Female1847–Female

World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 7

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 9

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.
1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 23

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

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)

  • Louisa Smith in household of John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Louisa Atwill in household of William H Atwill, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Louisa Atwill in household of William H Atwill, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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