Male15 December 1881–21 October 1886

Brief Life History of Olson

When Olson was born on 15 December 1881, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, August Olsson, was 32 and his mother, Christina Matilda Forsberg, was 28. He died on 21 October 1886, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 4.

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August Olsson
Christina Matilda Forsberg
Charles Olsson
Johan Vilhelm Olsson
Hilda Maria Olsson
Axel Leander Olsson
Ellen Elizabeth Olson
Albin Ludwig Olson
Bertha I. Olson
Henry Leroy Olsson

Sources (2)

  • Olson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Franc H. Olson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 5

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Selmer, Bjorn, Nils, Elof, Einer, Lennart, Bertel.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Olsson . In some cases this is also an Americanized form of the variant Ohlsson .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German Olsen and Ohlsen , cognates of 1.

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

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