Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes van der Rijst

20 February 1896–12 February 1986 (Age 90)
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes

When Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes van der Rijst was born on 20 February 1896, in Utrecht, Netherlands, his father, Wilhelmus van der Rijst, was 26 and his mother, Mrs Alida Agenita Schutterhelm, was 24. He married Hendrika Johanna Aben on 12 March 1924, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. He died on 12 February 1986, at the age of 89.

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Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes van der Rijst
Hendrika Johanna Aben
Marriage: 12 March 1924

Spouse and Children

12 March 1924
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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    Wilhelmus van der Rijst


    Mrs Alida Agenita Schutterhelm




World Events (8)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 3

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 8

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.

Age 26

Dutch women get the vote.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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