When Sanna Valpuri Aho was born on 27 February 1863, in Lapua, Vaasa, Finland, her father, Gustaa Ahola, was 24 and her mother, Maria Israelsdr, was 22. She married Matti Jarvenpaa on 4 November 1883. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 3 April 1947, in Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Township, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Finnish Reino, Eino, Toivo, Wilho, Armas, Aarne, Aarre, Aatos, Arvi, Kaarin, Raili, Sulo. Scandinavian Alvar, Swen, Iver, Nels, Viljo.
Finnish: from aho ‘glade, forest clearing’ (areas of woodland adjacent to farmhouses were cleared by slash-and-burn techniques to produce glades, which eventually became pastureland). The name is recorded in the Karelian Isthmus in eastern Finland from the 16th century. In northern Finland this was a popular ornamental surname, adopted especially among people converting from Swedish surnames to Finnish in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In North America, Aho may also be a shortened form of the cognate Ahonen .
Assyrian/Chaldean: from a short form of the personal name Ahikar, name of ancient Assyrian origin, borne by a semi-legendary sage.