Wiebren -William- Dykstra

23 January 1896–12 August 1973 (Age 77)
Idsegahuizum, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Wiebren -William-

When Wiebren -William- Dykstra was born on 23 January 1896, in Idsegahuizum, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Tjerk Sjoerds Dijkstra, was 45 and his mother, Geertje Wijbrens Wiersma, was 40. He married Gertrude Vandermate on 10 July 1916, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Plainfield Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1973, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Wiebren -William- Dykstra
1896–1973
Gertrude Vandermate
1896–1979
Marriage: 10 July 1916
George W. Dykstra
1917–2004
Carolyn Dykstra Poelstra
1918–2004
Chester Herman Dykstra
1919–2004
William G. Dykstra
1921–1983
Gertrude M. Dykstra Rodenhouse
1923–1974
Edward J Dykstra
1925–1925
Jay Anthony Dykstra
1926–2013
Betty Jean Dykstra Styf
1928–1994
Kenneth Lee Dykstra
1934–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 July 1916
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
children

(9)

    George W. Dykstra

    Male1917–2004Male

    Carolyn Dykstra Poelstra

    Female1918–2004Female

    Chester Herman Dykstra

    Male1919–2004Male

    William G. Dykstra

    Male1921–1983Male

    Gertrude M. Dykstra Rodenhouse

    Female1923–1974Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Tjerk Sjoerds Dijkstra

    Male1850–1911Male

    Geertje Wijbrens Wiersma

    Female1855–1951Female

siblings

(4)

    Sjoerd Tjerks Dijkstra

    Male1879–1938Male

    Akke Tjerks -Agnes- Dijkstra

    Female1884–Female

    Sjoukje Dijkstra

    Female1889–1931Female

    Male1896–1973Male

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 3

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1917

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived in the vicinity of a dike, from a locative agent noun based on Old Frisian dīk ‘dike’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William T Dykstra, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William T Dykstra, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Dykstra, "United States Census, 1930"

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