Gerrit Jaasma

30 March 1913–10 March 1996 (Age 83)
Little Falls, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Gerrit

When Gerrit Jaasma was born on 30 March 1913, in Little Falls, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Ege Martinus Wybes Jaasma, was 33 and his mother, Jennie Vander May, was 28. He married Doris Beatrice Nymark on 23 December 1945, in Riverside, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Little Falls Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 10 March 1996, in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Gerrit Jaasma
Doris Beatrice Nymark
Marriage: 23 December 1945
Gary Allan Jaasma

Spouse and Children

23 December 1945
Riverside, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Jan, Frisian form of John .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Garry Jaasma in household of Ege M Jaasma, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Garrit Jaasma in household of Ege M Jaasma, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Garrot Jaasma in household of Ege M Jaasma, "United States Census, 1920"

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