Toivo Hjalmer Lehto

Brief Life History of Toivo Hjalmer

When Toivo Hjalmer Lehto was born on 21 January 1913, in Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan, United States, his father, Hjalmer Francis Lehto, was 23 and his mother, Mary Seppala, was 24. He married Myrtle Elaine Fors on 8 June 1936, in Steuben, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 1 May 2001, in his hometown, at the age of 88, and was buried in Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan, United States.

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Toivo Hjalmer Lehto
Myrtle Elaine Fors
Marriage: 8 June 1936
Darlene J Lehto
Roberta M Lehto
Robert Toivo Lehto

Sources (3)

  • Toivo H Lehto, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Toivo Lehto, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Toivo Lehto, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Finnish Reino, Toivo, Tyyne, Arvo, Aune, Kalevi, Oiva, Rauno, Tauno, Timo.

Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption. In the US, this may also be a shortened form of Lehtonen , which is a more frequent form in Finland.

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

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