Wilber J Olsen

26 April 1929–29 November 1992 (Age 63)
Sterling, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Wilber J

When Wilber J Olsen was born on 26 April 1929, in Sterling, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Frank Erbin Olsen, was 36 and his mother, Leona Funk, was 34. He married Laura Ruth Benson on 18 August 1951, in Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Sterling Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1992, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Wilber J Olsen
Laura Ruth Benson
Marriage: 18 August 1951
Connie Ruth Olsen

Spouse and Children

18 August 1951
Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States


    Connie Ruth Olsen


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (3)

  • Wilbur J Olsen in household of Frank Erbin Olsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willbur J Olsen in household of Frank Erbin Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wilber J. Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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