Buford Lars Olson

18 May 1893–1 January 1963 (Age 69)
Iredell, Bosque, Texas, United States

The Life of Buford Lars

When Buford Lars Olson was born on 18 May 1893, in Iredell, Bosque, Texas, United States, his father, Canute Knud J Olson, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Meador, was 17. He lived in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States in 1910. He died on 1 January 1963, in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Buford Lars Olson
Mary Ethel Lane

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    Margeret Elizabeth Olsen


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Buford Olson in household of E J Olson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Buford L Olson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Buford L Olson, "United States Census, 1920"

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