Violet Smith

15 June 1914–1996 (Age 81)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Violet

When Violet Smith was born on 15 June 1914, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Ogalvie forsyth Smith, was 25 and her mother, Jemima Paterson rose, was 22. She had at least 1 son with William Carrol Allan. She died in 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Henry Ogalvie forsyth Smith
1889–1948
Jemima Paterson rose
1891–1967
Violet Smith
1914–1996

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World Events (8)

1918

Age 4

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1919 · Battle of George Square

Age 5

A few months after the ending of World War I, a violent confrontation arose between the Glasgow City Police and workers on strike. There were no fatalities in the skirmish, and it caused the work week to be reduced to 40 hours. But, In the aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops were moved to Glasgow and its surrounding areas.
1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Age 24

The Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held from May to December 1938 and offered a chance to showcase and boost the economy of Scotland. It also marked fifty years since Glasgow's first great exhibition held in 1888.

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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