Elsa Johanna Heikintr. Kemppainen

28 January 1907–18 June 1954 (Age 47)
Paltamo, Oulu, Finland

The Life of Elsa Johanna Heikintr.

Elsa Johanna Heikintr. Kemppainen was born on 28 January 1907, in Paltamo, Oulu, Finland. She married Jaakko Henrikss. Leinonen on 21 March 1928, in Paltamo, Oulu, Finland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 June 1954, in her hometown, at the age of 47.

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Jaakko Henrikss. Leinonen
Elsa Johanna Heikintr. Kemppainen
Marriage: 21 March 1928
Lea Leinonen

Spouse and Children

21 March 1928
Paltamo, Oulu, Finland


World Events (6)


Age 10

The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.

Age 11

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 32

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

Name Meaning

Finnish: of uncertain origin.1. Possibly from an old Swedish personal name, Kaempe (from Swedish kämpe ‘soldier’, ‘hero’) + the common surname suffix -nen. 2. Alternatively, it may be from a nickname based on kempas, kemppi, denoting a small insect, in particular the plant louse Psyllida + the common surname suffix -nen.

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

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