Dirk de Graaff

1902–1985 (Age 83)
's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

The Life of Dirk

When Dirk de Graaff was born on 2 January 1902, in 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands, his father, Arie de Graaff, was 33 and his mother, Wilhelmina van der Mark, was 28. He married Hendrika Grootenboer on 11 September 1929, in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands. He died on 16 February 1985, in Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 83.

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Dirk de Graaff
Hendrika Grootenboer
Marriage: 11 September 1929

Spouse and Children


    Hendrika Grootenboer


11 September 1929
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Arie de Graaff


    Wilhelmina van der Mark





    Hermanus de Graaff


    Johanna de Graaff



World Events (8)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 2

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 12

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 26

Amsterdam, Netherlands hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

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

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  • Dirk de Graaff, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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