A. Willard E Olson

15 May 1915–September 1981 (Age 66)
Oakes, Dickey, North Dakota, United States

The Life of A. Willard E

When A. Willard E Olson was born on 15 May 1915, his father, Edwin Carl Olson, was 34 and his mother, Alice Katharine Grosshans, was 23. He lived in James River Valley Township, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died in September 1981, in Oakes, Dickey, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 66.

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Edwin Carl Olson
Alice Katharine Grosshans
Ina J Olson
A. Willard E Olson
Clyde Eugene Olson
William R Olson

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

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  • Willard E Olson in household of Carl E Olson, "United States Census, 1940"

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