Elizabeth Smith

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 2 November 1910, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Thomas Smith, was 28 and her mother, Beatrice Ellen Selvidge, was 27. She married George Henry Oliver in 1932, in Blaby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1986, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Oliver
1909–1944
Elizabeth Smith
1910–1986
Marriage: 1932
Jean M Oliver
1934–1963

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of John Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Elizabeth Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Elizabeth Smith, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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World Events (8)

1914

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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