Buford Lars Olson

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

The Life Summary 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 married Mary Ethel Lane on 28 December 1915, in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona, United States. 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
Marriage: 28 December 1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1915Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona, United States
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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

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Buford L Olsen in entry for Olsen, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Buford Olson in household of E J Olson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Buford Lard Olson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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