Anton Gerhardus Smit

9 May 1910–16 August 1975 (Age 65)
Swartruggens, Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa

The Life of Anton Gerhardus

When Anton Gerhardus Smit was born on 9 May 1910, in Swartruggens, Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa, his father, Willem Smit, was 41 and his mother, Martha Johanna Swanepoel, was 31. He married Carolina Catharina Scheepers on 21 May 1936, in Swartruggens, Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 August 1975, in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 65, and was buried in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Anton Gerhardus Smit
1910–1975
Carolina Catharina Scheepers
1912–1968
Marriage: 21 May 1936
Hermina Catharina Smit
1938–2016
Willem Smit
1941–2015
Hendrik Petrus Smit
1945–2011
Martha Johanna Smit
1947–2021

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 May 1936
Swartruggens, Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa
children

(4)

    Hermina Catharina Smit

    Female1938–2016Female

    Willem Smit

    Male1941–2015Male

    Hendrik Petrus Smit

    Male1945–2011Male

    Martha Johanna Smit

    Female1947–2021Female

Parents and Siblings

    Willem Smit

    Male1869–1925Male

    Martha Johanna Swanepoel

    Female1879–1950Female

siblings

(14)

    Johanna Jacomina Smit

    Female1897–1901Female

    Cecilia Helena Christina Smit

    Female1899–1901Female

    Andries Adriaan Smit

    Male1900–1901Male

    Jan Abraham Smit

    Male1902–1973Male

    Willem Smit

    Male1904–1952Male

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1913

Age 3

Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.
1914

Age 4

South Africa supports Allies in World War I.
1934

Age 24

South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: variant of Smet .2 Americanized form of German Schmidt .3 Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Antonie Gerhardus Smit, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • A G Smit, "South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958"

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