Ira Henry Olsen

Brief Life History of Ira Henry

Ira Henry Olsen was born in 1840, in Norway. He married Helvig Marie Andersdatter in 1867, in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1877, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 37.

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Ira Henry Olsen
Helvig Marie Andersdatter
Marriage: 1867
Ira Olsen
Henry Olsen
Andrew J. Olsen

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    1843 · Edvard Grieg

    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,


    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1855 · Erik Werenskiold

    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

    German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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