Olga Caroline Fossum

Brief Life History of Olga Caroline

When Olga Caroline Fossum was born on 17 February 1895, in Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ole Olsen Fossum, was 41 and her mother, Koril Carrie Dolpin, was 28. She lived in Everett Election Precinct 35, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. She died in May 1970, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lynnwood, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Olsen Fossum
1853–1918
Koril Carrie Dolpin
1866–1958
Oscar Julius Fossum
1887–1937
Emma Marie Fossum
1890–1977
Eunice Fossum
1891–
Magna Elvine Fossum
1892–1977
Olga Caroline Fossum
1895–1970
Gina Emily Fossum
1897–1990
Allen Oliver Fossum
1899–1969
Arthur Edward Fossum
1903–1978

Sources (12)

  • Olga G Fossum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olga C Fossum, "Wisconsin Birth Index, 1820-1907"
  • Olga C. Fossum, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Arnt, Erik, Fritjof, Jarl, Nels, Ove, Sig, Thor.

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named, especially in eastern Norway. The farm name, Forsheimr in Old Norse, is composed of the elements fors ‘waterfall’ + heimr ‘homestead’.

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

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