John Christopher Olsen

1930–2003 (Age 72)
Hillside, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Christopher

When John Christopher Olsen was born on 9 October 1930, in Hillside, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Olaf Johan Olsen, was 31 and his mother, Mary Kate ( Mollie) Comaskey, was 25. He died on 2 April 2003, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Olaf Johan Olsen
1899–1965
Mary Kate ( Mollie) Comaskey
1905–1963
Margret Ann ( Maggie) Olsen
1929–1960
John Christopher Olsen
1930–2003
Robert Olaf Olsen
1934–2006
Edward Olsen
1937–1996

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1933

Age 3

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1950

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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.

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Sources (1)

  • Jack Olsen in household of Olaf Olsen, "United States Census, 1940"

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