Sæsilia Olesen

24 November 1877–1 May 1937 (Age 59)
Øster Jølby, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Sæsilia

When Sæsilia Olesen was born on 24 November 1877, in Øster Jølby, Thisted, Denmark, her father, Søren Olesen, was 35 and her mother, Marie Eriksdatter, was 34. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Anton Frederik Niels Eriksen. She died on 1 May 1937, in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Anton Frederik Niels Eriksen
Sæsilia Olesen
Henrietta Eriksen
Antoinetta Violet Eriksen
Henrick J. Eriksen

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 16

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Olsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cecilia Eriksen in household of Anton F N Eriksen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sæsilia Olesen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Cecilia Ericksen in entry for Anton N. Ericksen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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