John Edward Smith

1 August 1906–11 July 1994 (Age 88)
Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

The Life of John Edward

John Edward Smith was born on 1 August 1906, in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand as the son of Annie Alice Cavanagh. He died on 11 July 1994, at the age of 87.

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Annie Alice Cavanagh
1871–1943
Edward Rey Smith
1901–1979
John Edward Smith
1906–1994

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World Events (3)

1907

Age 1

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 1

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1914

Age 8

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

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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