Olav Larsson Holven

1875–1963 (Age 88)
Granvin, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Olav Larsson

When Olav Larsson Holven was born in 1875, in Granvin, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Lars Olavson Holven, was 25 and his mother, Eli Sjursdotter Ystås, was 21. He married Kari Larsdatter Seim in 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Waltham Township, Mower, Minnesota, United States in 1895. He died in 1963, at the age of 88.

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Olav Larsson Holven
Kari Larsdatter Seim
Marriage: 1905
Lars Olavson Holven

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 0

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads in Trøndelag and Valdres named Holien; the Trōndelag name is possibly from Old Norse hór ‘high’ + lið ‘slope’, ‘mountain’, while the Valdres one is from Old Norse Holvin, a compound of hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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

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  • Ole L Holven in household of Daniel H Johnson, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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