Jelte "Jim" Smid

27 January 1907–May 1989 (Age 82)
Emmer-Compascuum, Drenthe, Netherlands

The Life of Jelte "Jim"

When Jelte "Jim" Smid was born on 27 January 1907, in Emmer-Compascuum, Drenthe, Netherlands, his father, Sikko Smid, was 23 and his mother, Hillechiena Rademaker, was 31. He lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916 and Kindersley No. 290, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died in May 1989, in White Bear, Lacadena No. 228, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Swift Current, Swift Current No. 137, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Jelte "Jim" Smid
Mary Alexer

Spouse and Children


    Mary Alexer


Parents and Siblings

    Sikko Smid


    Hillechiena Rademaker




    Riekele Koop "Rex" Smid


    Jan Smid



    Wichertje Smid


    Sikko Smid


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World Events (8)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 7

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 10

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.
1934 · Jordanians Revolt in Amsterdam

Age 27

July 4, 1934, Jordanians in Amsterdam revolted because of reduction in employment.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: variant of Smet .2 Czech (Šmíd): altered spelling of German Schmidt .3 Slovenian (Šmid): variant spelling of German Schmidt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jelte Smid in household of Sikko Smid, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Lelte Smid in household of Sikko Smid, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Jelte Smid in household of Sikko Smid, "Canada Census, 1911"

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