Olga Boissevain was born 1875 to Charles Boissevain (1842-1927) and Emily Héloïse MacDonnell (-) and died 1949 419 Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, Canada of Broken hip complications. She married Abraham Jacob van Stockum (1864-1935) .


Offspring of Charles Boissevain (1842-1927) and Emily Héloïse MacDonnell (-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Ernest Henri Boissevain (1868-1940)
Maria Boissevain (1869-1959)
Alfred Gideon Boissevain (1870-1922)
Robert Walrave Boissevain (1872-1938)
Hester Boissevain (1873-1969)
Olga Emily Boissevain (1875-1949) 1875 1949 419 Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, Canada Abraham Jacob van Stockum (1864-1935)
Hilda Gerarda Boissevain (1877-1975)
Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880-1949)
Petronella Johanna Boissevain (1881-1956)
Jan Maurits Boissevain (1883-1964)
Catharina Josephina Boissevain (1885-1922).


Offspring of Abraham Jacob van Stockum (1864-1935) and Olga Boissevain
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hilda van Stockum (1908-2006)
Willem van Stockum (1910-1944)

Three children of Amsterdam newspaper editor Charles Boissevain (1842-1927) migrated to America.

  1. Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880-1949), an importer of coffee from Java, married two notable 20th Century American women - suffragist Inez Milholland (1886-1916), for whom he migrated to New York, and Pulitzer-prizewinning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950).
  2. His sister Olga Boissevain (1875-1949) married Dutch sea captain and explorer Abraham Jacob van Stockum (1864-1935). Their daughter Hilda van Stockum Marlin (1908-2006) was a well-known artist and wrote 25 books for children. Their son Willem van Stockum (1910-1944) was apparently the first person to notice possible closed timelike curves, which could permit time travel, in Einstein's theory of general relativity.

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