Elise Nancij Walraven

21 March 1897–3 March 1981 (Age 84)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Elise Nancij

When Elise Nancij Walraven was born on 21 March 1897, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Evert Arnoldus Walraven, was 23 and her mother, Dedje Mulder, was 25. She married Willem Frederik Karel van Tienen on 6 May 1920, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 3 March 1981, in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 83.

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Willem Frederik Karel van Tienen
Elise Nancij Walraven
Marriage: 6 May 1920
Paul van Tienen

Spouse and Children

    Willem Frederik Karel van Tienen



6 May 1920
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


    Paul van Tienen


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World Events (8)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 2

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.
1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 6

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.
1919 · Openbare Bibliotheek

Age 22

The Amsterdam Public Library (known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) is an organization of various public libraries. The first of these opened on February 8, 1919. There had been protests beforehand, as the elites were concerned that incorrect ideas would corrupt the minds of the community. Regardless, the first public reading room opened in 1919 and libraries spread across the city in subsequent years.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Walravan, a personal name composed of the elements wal ‘battlefield’ + hraban ‘raven’. The personal name was popular among knights and patricians of the Lower Rhine and Upper Swabian region, where the family name is still common. This name is also found in England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elise Nancij Walraven, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Elise Nancy Walraven, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"
  • Elise Nancy Walraven, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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