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Jessie Georgina Sime (1868 - 1958)

Jessie Georgina (J. G.) Sime
Born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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Died in Wootton, Kent, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jul 2021
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Jessie Georgina (J.G.) Sime was a Scottish-born writer, lecturer, essayist and social activist, who spent the majority of her adult life living in Canada. She served as Québec vice president of the Canadian Women's Press Club, president of the Montréal branch of the Canadian Authors' Association and secretary of the Montréal PEN Club.

Born in 1868, she was the daughter of James Sime and Jessie Aitken Wilson. [1][2][3]After attending Queen's College in London, she worked as a journalist and became involved in the women's movement. She moved to Montreal in 1907 and may have lived in England after World War II, although Montreal was given as her residence on her death certificate.[4]

She died in 1958 in England.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ8Z-FS7 : 12 February 2020), Jessie Georgina Sime, 1868.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-CH2L : 13 December 2017), Jessie G Sims in household of James Sims, Acton, Middlesex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 50, Piece/Folio 1354/124, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,581.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QZBN-X3Z : 22 February 2021), Jessie Sime in household of James Sime, Camberwell, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. The Canadian Encyclopedia: Jessie Georgina (J.G.) Sime

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