William Johannes Grasten

Male15 January 1913–15 January 1986

Brief Life History of William Johannes

When William Johannes Grasten was born on 15 January 1913, in Lapinjärvi, Uusimaa, Finland, his father, Johannes Gråsten, was 36 and his mother, Alina Andersdotter Backman, was 24. He died on 15 January 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 73.

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Johannes Gråsten
Alina Andersdotter Backman
Single Alina Grasten
Karin Emilia Grasten
William Johannes Grasten
Ester Agnes Grasten
Emil Anders Grasten

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    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.


    Age 5

    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 26

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

    Name Meaning

    1 English: locative name from Gratton in Alwington or Gratton in High Bray (both Devon).

    2 English: see Gratton .

    3 Irish: see Grattan .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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