Oliver Hansen

8 May 1851–September 1922 (Age 71)
Ishøj, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Oliver

When Oliver Hansen was born on 8 May 1851, in Ishøj, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Hans Hansen, was 39 and his mother, Bertha Marie 'Mary' Madsen, was 29. He married Sarah Wilson in 1881. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ishøj, Smørum, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1855 and Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in September 1922, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Oliver Hansen
Sarah Wilson
Marriage: 1881
Mary Amy Hansen

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 6
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 9
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 19
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans .

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

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Sources (9)

  • Ole Hanson in household of Hans Hanson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver Hansen in household of Hans Hansen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ole Hansen in household of Hans Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1855"

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