Novak Ratkovic

20 September 1909–11 May 1995 (Age 85)
Bistrica, Pale, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Life of Novak

Novak Ratkovic was born on 20 September 1909, in Bistrica, Pale, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina as the son of Ostoja Ratković and Milja Pajić. He married Albina Memon on 14 July 1941, in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 11 May 1995, in Jalžabet, Varaždin, Croatia, Yugoslavia, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Novak Ratkovic
Albina Memon
Marriage: 14 July 1941
Boris Ratković

Spouse and Children

14 July 1941
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina


    Boris Ratković


Parents and Siblings

    Ostoja Ratković


    Milja Pajić




World Events (4)


Age 9

Croatia joins the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Age 32

World war II. A 'Greater Croatia' is formed under Nazi advisement, comprising of Croatia, most of Bosnia, and western Serbia. A fascist puppet government is installed under Ante Pavelic. The regime acts brutally against Serbs and Jews as it seeks to create a Catholic, all-Croat republic. Hundreds of thousands lose their lives.

Age 80

Collapse of communism. Rise in support for parties with a nationalist program.

Name Meaning

1 Serbian and Croatian (Ratković): patronymic from the personal name Ratko, pet form of Rado, derived from Old Slavic rad ‘merry’, ‘joyful’.2 Jewish (from Lithuania): variant spelling of Rotkovich, a metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rodke, a pet form of Rode, of ultimate Czech origin.

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

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