Karel Franciscus Tops

1899–1970 (Age 71)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Karel Franciscus

When Karel Franciscus Tops was born on 17 June 1899, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Petrus Joannes Tops, was 30 and his mother, Maria Gelens, was 30. He married Alida Elisabeth De Vos on 6 July 1933. He died on 29 July 1970, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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Karel Franciscus Tops
Alida Elisabeth De Vos
Marriage: 6 July 1933

Spouse & Children

6 July 1933

Parents & Siblings

  • Petrus Joannes Tops


  • Maria Gelens




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World Events (8)

1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 4

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.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 5

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.
1919 · Openbare Bibliotheek

Age 20

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

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

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