Charles William Olsen

14 February 1834–4 February 1915 (Age 80)
Oslo, Norway

The Life Summary of Charles William

Charles William Olsen was born on 14 February 1834, in Oslo, Norway as the son of Albert Olson. He married Mariah Katherine Powers on 14 January 1869, in Madison, Montana Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Brandon Township, Madison, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 4 February 1915, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Olsen
1834–1915
Mariah Katherine Powers
1855–1938
Marriage: 14 January 1869
Charles William Olsen
1870–1873
John Henry Olsen
1870–1919
Albert Edward Olson
1872–1941
Della Frenna Olsen
1877–1950
Emma May Olson
1878–1939
Lorenzo Dow Olsen
1887–1979
Anna Laura Olsen
1889–1968

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 2
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1843 · Edvard Grieg
Age 9
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,
1857 · Theodor Kittelsen
Age 23
Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 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.

Possible Related Names

Ohlsen
Ohlsson
Olesen
Oleson
Oliff
Olofson
Olson
Olsson

Sources (17)

  • Charles Olson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Olson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Olson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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