Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Oliver Smith

From Graces Guide

of Elliott Brothers

c1856 Born the son of Willoughby Smith and his wife Anne

1871 Living at 44 New North Road, Hoxton Old Town: Willoughby Smith (age 43 born Great Yarmouth). an Electrician. With his wife Anne Smith (age 43 born Tottenham) and their children Harriett Smith (age 20 born Shoreditch); Hannah Smith (age 17 born Shoreditch); William Smith (age 15 born Shoreditch); Willoughby Smith (age 10 born Shoreditch); Sarah Smith (age 8 born Shoreditch); and Joseph Smith (age 6 born Shoreditch). Also his niece Alice Saunders (age 13 born Plumstead) and his mother-in-law Ann Allen (age 49 born Burrington, Camb). Four servants.[1]

1881 Living at Mavis Bank, Howard Road, Croydon: William O. Smith (age 25 born Islington), a Telegraph Engineer. With his wife Evelyn Smith (age 23 born Rosherville, Kent) and their Lawrence W. Smith (age 8 months born Croydon). Aslo his mother-in-law Mary A. Easum (age 56 born Boreham, Essex). Two servants.[2]

1891 Living at 5 South Row, Lewisham: William O. Smith (age 35 born Islington), Electrical Engineer (Manufacturer) and Employer. With his wife Evelyn Smith (age 33 born Rosherville, Kent) and their children Laurance W. Smith (age 10 born Woodside, Surrey); Lesley E. Smith (age 9 born Woodside, Surrey); Raymond O. Smith (age 3 born Cransh Hill, Mddx); and Douglas D. Smith (age 1 born Blackheath). Three servants.[3]

1901 Living at 5 South Row, Lewisham: William Oliver Smith (age 45 born Islington), Engineer, Electrical Manufacturing and Employer. With his wife Evelyn Smith (age 43 born Rosherville, Kent) and their children Lawrence Willoughby (age 20 born Woodside, Surrey) and Raymond Oliver Willoughby (age 13 born Islington). Three servants.[4]

1911 Living at 4 St Johns Park, Blackheath. SE: William Oliver Smith (age 55 born Islington), Engineer Manufacture, Electrical and Mechanical, and Employer. With his wife (married 31 years with four children - three living) Evelyn Smith (age 53 born Gravesend) and their children Raymond Oliver Smith (age 23 born Islington), Assistant Engineer, Manufacturing, Electrical and Mechanical; Douglass Donovan Smith (age 21 born Blackheath), Assistant, Chemical Department, Gutta Percha Manufacturer. Also his nephew Alfred Willoughby Atkyns (age 36 born Glastonbury), a Sales Manger in Electrical Manufacturer. Four servants.[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. 1911 Census