Norman Olsen

30 March 1917–15 October 1963 (Age 46)
Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway

The Life Summary of Norman

When Norman Olsen was born on 30 March 1917, in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Bernhard Ingolf Olsen, was 35 and his mother, Alma Marie Johannesen, was 32. He married Hilda May Frye on 14 March 1952, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Farmingdale, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 15 October 1963, at the age of 46, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Norman Olsen
Hilda May Frye
Marriage: 14 March 1952

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 1
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1923 · Naming Law
Age 6
Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.
Age 14
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Norman Olsen in household of Bernhardt Olsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wiglert N Olsen in household of Bernard I Olsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman Olsen, "New York Records of the State National Guard, 1906-1954"

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