Walva Toini Vahto

Female15 November 1912–14 July 1985

Brief Life History of Walva Toini

Walva Toini Vahto was born on 15 November 1912, in Asikkala, Häme, Finland. She married Uuno Henrik Ranki on 28 December 1941, in Asikkala, Häme, Finland. She died on 14 July 1985, in Hausjärvi, Häme, Finland, at the age of 72.

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Uuno Henrik Ranki
Walva Toini Vahto
Marriage: 28 December 1941

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  • Marriage
    28 December 1941Asikkala, Häme, Finland
  • World Events (7)


    Age 5

    The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.


    Age 6

    Civil War in Finland. A bitter and violent civil war ensues between Bolsheviks (Red Guards) and the right-wing government (White Guards). The Whites are led to victory by General Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.


    Age 27

    World War II. Outbreak of World War II. Finland declares its neutrality. In November the Soviet Union invades. The Winter War begins.

    Name Meaning

    Anglicized form of the traditional Irish name Ailbhe , which is derived from Old Irish albho ‘white’. In medieval times this was also a boy's name, but it has been revived mainly as a girl's name. It is popularly taken as a feminine equivalent of Alvin . In the 19th century it was occasionally conferred as a boy's name, a variant spelling of the biblical name Alvah, meaning ‘height’, which was borne by one of the leaders of Edom.

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

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