Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam

Male12 April 1880–7 May 1952

Brief Life History of Gerard Cornelis Adrianus

When Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam was born on 12 April 1880, in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Eilt Johan Gotfried Oskam, was 24 and his mother, Cornelia Hillegonda Verlooij, was 25. He married Sara van Laar on 14 April 1910, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 7 May 1952, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 72.

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Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam
Sara van Laar
Marriage: 14 April 1910

Sources (5)

  • Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Gerard Cornelis Adrianus Oskam in entry for Sara Van Laar, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 April 1910Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1885 · The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam opens

    Age 5

    In 1885, the Geography and Ethnology museum opened as a result of increased exposure to other cultures within its borders and exploratory efforts into foreign lands. It changed its name later to the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam.


    Age 10

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    1899 · Hague Peace Convention

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch roscam, Middle High German roskamp ‘currycomb, horsecomb’, either an occupational (or habitational) name for the keeper of an inn named De Roscam or Der Rosskamm (‘The Horsecomb’) in Dutch and German, respectively, or an occupational nickname for a groom or ostler at an inn. Inns would attract custom by offering to groom travelers' horses.

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

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