Charles Oscar Bruflat

Male8 February 1913–24 March 1974

Brief Life History of Charles Oscar

When Charles Oscar Bruflat was born on 8 February 1913, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Charles Olson Bruflat, was 36 and his mother, Gunhild Kienvit, was 36. He lived in Blaine Township, Clark, South Dakota, United States in 1920. He died on 24 March 1974, at the age of 61, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Charles Olson Bruflat
Gunhild Kienvit
Mena O Bruflat
Olle Bruflat
Ellena Bruflat
Anna Bruflat
Gilbert O Bruflat
Charles Oscar Bruflat
Christine Maline Bruflat
Glen Bruflat

Sources (3)

  • Charles Burflot in household of Charlie O Burflot, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Oscar Bruflat, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles Bruflat, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 1

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.


Age 18

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

Name Meaning

From a Germanic word, karl, meaning ‘free man’, akin to Old English ceorl ‘man’. The name, Latin form Carolus, owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the Frankish leader Charlemagne ( ?742–814 ), who in 800 established himself as Holy Roman Emperor. His name (Latin Carolus Magnus) means ‘Charles the Great’. Carolus—or Karl, the German form—was a common name among Frankish leaders, including Charlemagne's grandfather Charles Martel ( 688–741 ). Charles is the French form. The name occurs occasionally in medieval Britain as Karolus or Carolus; it had a certain vogue in West Yorkshire from the 1400s, particularly among gentry families. The form Charles was chosen by Mary Queen of Scots ( 1542–87 ), who had been brought up in France, for her son, Charles James ( 1566–1625 ), who became King James VI of Scotland and, from 1603 , James I of England. His son and grandson both reigned as King Charles , and the name thus became established in the 17th century both in the Stuart royal house and among English and Scottish supporters of the Stuart monarchy. In the 18th century it was to some extent favoured, along with James , by Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Stuarts, opposed to the Hanoverian monarchy, especially in the Highlands of Scotland. In the 19th century the popularity of the name was further enhanced by romanticization of the story of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, leader of the 1745 rebellion.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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