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
Margaret Cecelia Murk
Marriage: 28 December 1917
Marion Adele Olson
Leroy Henry Olson
Betty Jane Olson
Raymond Bennett Olson
Son Olson
Donald Raymond Olson

Spouse and Children

28 December 1917
Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States




    Betty Jane Olson


    Raymond Bennett Olson


    Son Olson


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Parents and Siblings



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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.

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.

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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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