Lavinia Mary Smith

10 March 1884–12 October 1977 (Age 93)
Mount Templeton, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Lavinia Mary

When Lavinia Mary Smith was born on 10 March 1884, in Mount Templeton, South Australia, Australia, her father, Henry Smith, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Fisher, was 40. She married Clifford James Hancock on 8 March 1911, in South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 12 October 1977, in Victor Harbour, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 93, and was buried in Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Clifford James Hancock
Lavinia Mary Smith
Marriage: 8 March 1911
Keith John Hancock

Spouse and Children

8 March 1911
South Australia, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Smith


    Harriet Fisher




    Henry Smith


    Samuel Smith


    George Smith


    Samuel William Smith


    Mary Elizabeth Smith


+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 17

First Federal election.

Age 27

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Levina May Smith -

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