Lauri Suojanen

Brief Life History of Lauri

When Lauri Suojanen was born on 5 June 1919, in Tampere, Häme, Finland, his father, Kauppias Lauri Rudolf Suojanen, was 24 and his mother, Ester Elisabet Blom, was 22. He married Inga Elizabeth Sanni Pietila on 25 October 1945, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1985, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Lauri Suojanen
Inga Elizabeth Sanni Pietila
Marriage: 25 October 1945
Laura Inga Suojanen
Suojanen (Twin)
Unknown Suojanen (Twin)
Kari Tom Lauri Suojanen
Suojanen triplet
Unknown Suojanen
Unknown Suojanen (Triplet)
Unknown Suojanen
Carl Suojanen

Sources (6)

  • Lauri Suojanen, "New York, New York, Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted, 1917-1957"
  • Lauri Suojanen, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"
  • Lauri Suojanen, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

World Events (4)


World War II. Outbreak of World War II. Finland declares its neutrality. In November the Soviet Union invades. The Winter War begins.


Finland forced to concede to Soviet Union. Treaty of Moscow gave 10% of Finnish territory to Soviet Union.


Finland joins United Nations and Nordic Council.

Name Meaning

From a French form of Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’. Laurentum was a town in Latium, which may have got its name from Latin laurus ‘laurel’, although it is more probably of pre-Roman origin. The given name was moderately popular in the Middle Ages (when it was used for girls as well as boys), under the influence of a 3rd-century saint who was one of the seven deacons of Rome. He was martyred in 258 . The legend is that, having been required to hand over the Church's treasures to the civil authorities, he assembled the poor and sick and presented them. For this act of Christian defiance, he was roasted to death on a gridiron. In England the name is also associated with St Laurence of Canterbury ( d. 619 ). A more recent influence has been the actor Sir Laurence Olivier ( 1907–89 ). See also Lawrence .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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