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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Family Time Line

Johannes Gråsten
1876–1939
Alina Andersdotter Backman
1888–1973
Single Alina Grasten
1909–
Karin Emilia Grasten
1911–
William Johannes Grasten
1913–1986
Ester Agnes Grasten
1915–
Emil Anders Grasten
1920–2000

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1917

    Age 4

    The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.

    1918

    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.

    1939

    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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