Alma Albertina Gustafsdotter Ylöstalo

Female21 September 1876–1966

Brief Life History of Alma Albertina

When Alma Albertina Gustafsdotter Ylöstalo was born on 21 September 1876, in Janakkala, Häme, Finland, her father, Gustaf Ylöstalo, was 45 and her mother, Maria Christina Iso-Palavainen, was 35. She died in 1966, at the age of 90.

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Gustaf Ylöstalo
Maria Christina Iso-Palavainen
Gustaf Gustafsson Ylöstalo
Hilda Lyyli Gustafsdotter Ylöstalo
Eric Johan Gustafsson Ylöstalo
Alma Albertina Gustafsdotter Ylöstalo
Anni Ulrica Gustafsdotter Ylöstalo
Yrjö Sakarias Gustafsson Ylöstalo

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    World Events (7)


    Age 23

    February Manifesto reduces Finland's autonomy. Finland lost much autonomy. russification of Finland policy initiated. censorship and conscription introduced. civil disobedience began.


    Age 31

    Finland became first European country to give women right to vote.


    Age 41

    The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.

    Name Meaning

    Relatively modern creation, of uncertain origin. It had a temporary vogue following the Battle of Alma ( 1854 ), which is named from the river in the Crimea by which it took place; similarly, Trafalgar had occasionally been used as a girl's name earlier in the 19th century. Nevertheless, the historical event seems only to have increased the popularity of an existing, if rare, name. Alma is also the feminine form of the Latin adjective almus ‘nourishing, kind’ (compare the term alma mater ‘fostering mother’, denoting an educational establishment). The name was borne by Alma Bennett ( 1889–1958 ), American vamp of the silent screen. In Tennessee Williams's play Summer and Smoke ( 1948 ), a bearer of the name explains that it is ‘Spanish for soul’, but this seems to be no more than coincidental.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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