Bennett Oscar Olson

28 February 1895–5 June 1977 (Age 82)
Bellingham, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Bennett Oscar

When Bennett Oscar Olson was born on 28 February 1895, in Bellingham, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States, his father, Oluf Olson, was 39 and his mother, Pauline Borgerson, was 31. He married Margaret Cecelia Murk on 28 December 1917, in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 June 1977, in Fort Snelling, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Louisburg, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bennett Oscar Olson
1895–1977
Margaret Cecelia Murk
1899–1970
Marriage: 28 December 1917
Marion Adele Olson
1918–1981
Leroy Henry Olson
1921–1991
Betty Jane Olson
1926–2014
Raymond Bennett Olson
1930–1930
Son Olson
1933–1933
Donald Raymond Olson
1934–1956

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1917
Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

    Female1918–1981Female

    Male1921–1991Male

    Betty Jane Olson

    Female1926–2014Female

    Raymond Bennett Olson

    Male1930–1930Male

    Son Olson

    Male1933–1933Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 3

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1917

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

The Horse knew his way Home.

As a youth I was talking to my Grandfather Ben Olson, about how it was nice having a Car to drive to town and do things like go to movies, Go to a Dance or maybe a date with a girl friend. I so …

Sources (3)

  • Marian A Olsen in household of Ben Olsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bennett Oleson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bennett Olson, "United States Census, 1940"

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