1916–1995 (Age 79) Southam, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
The Life of Frances Marie Louise
Frances Marie Louise Smith was born in 1916, in Southam, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Percival John Smith and Gertrude Louisa Dodd. She had at least 1 son with Paul Cruzelle. She died in 1995, in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 79.
WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High
British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II
Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.
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 ).