Vienna Julia Ranta

16 February 1921–28 December 2012 (Age 91)
Brimson, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Vienna Julia

When Vienna Julia Ranta was born on 16 February 1921, in Brimson, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, her father, Juho Emanuel Rantamaki, was 33 and her mother, Hulda Gustafson, was 31. She died on 28 December 2012, in Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 10

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from Finnish ranta ‘shore’, or an ornamental name from the same word. First recorded in the 16th century, it was noted as the most frequently adopted ornamental surname at the celebrations in honor of the Finnish statesman Snellman on May 12, 1906 . It occurs most frequently in western and southern coastal regions of Finland. In America, Ranta may be a shortened form of various other names formed with this element, such as Hietaranta.

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

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  • Vienna Peterson in entry for Ernest J Ranta, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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