Lena Karetta Olson

Brief Life History of Lena Karetta

When Lena Karetta Olson was born on 11 October 1878, in Springfield, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Olof Andersson, was 32 and her mother, Martha Larson, was 31. She married Ezra Clinton Or "Clinton E" Murphy on 20 December 1905, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Blair, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died in 1942, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Trempealeau Valley Cemetery, Taylor, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Clinton Or "Clinton E" Murphy
1863–1920
Lena Karetta Olson
1878–1942
Marriage: 20 December 1905
Loraine Murphy
1914–
Child. Edna M Murphry
1915–1920

Sources (12)

  • Lena K Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena K Olson, "Wisconsin Birth Index, 1820-1907"
  • Lena Murphy, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

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.

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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