Gerrit Boom

29 October 1886–12 August 1985 (Age 98)
Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands

The Life of Gerrit

When Gerrit Boom was born on 29 October 1886, in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands, his father, Gerrit Boom, was 24 and his mother, Aaltjen De Weerd, was 23. He died on 12 August 1985, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Gerrit Boom
1862–1950
Aaltjen De Weerd
1863–1946
Cornelis Boom
1884–1885
Cornelis Boom
1885–1978
Gerrit Boom
1886–1985
Hendrik Willem Boom
1887–1964
Johanna Boom
1888–1981
Jan Boom
1890–1890
Truitje Boom
1891–1891
Jan Boom
1897–
Johannes Boom
1898–1981
Harm Jan Boom
1899–1983
Truitje Boom
1900–1901

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890

Age 4

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 4

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom, Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’, hence a nickname for a particularly tall person or a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly conspicuous.

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

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