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
Louisa Smith
Marriage: 20 August 1873
George Atwill
William Atwill
Louisa Hannah Atwill
Harriet Atwill
Walter Edward Atwill

Spouse and Children

20 August 1873
Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Smith


    Louisa Hood





    Emma Smith



    Edwin Smith


    Eliza Smith


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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