Benjamin Franklin Olsen Sr.

13 April 1862–4 September 1937 (Age 75)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Olsen Sr. was born on 13 April 1862, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Bengt Olsen, was 38 and his mother, Nicoline Wilhelmine Petersen, was 39. He married Emily Lazetta Clark on 3 April 1889, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada for about 5 years and World in 1935. His occupation is listed as farmer in Alberta, Canada. He died on 4 September 1937, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Benjamin Franklin Olsen Sr.
Emily Lazetta Clark
Marriage: 3 April 1889
Margaret Vere Olsen
Emily Florence Olsen
Benjamin Franklin Olsen Jr
James Clark Olsen
Vivian Louise Olsen
Thomas Walter Olsen
Raymond Verl Olsen
Eda Vilate Olsen
Jesse Mark Olsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1889Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 3
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 20
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .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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    Story Highlight


    [Emily Clark was Vilate Caldwell’s sister. They were the best of friends and laughed and acted in skits etc] Among the enterprising and progressive agriculturists of the Cardston District, Benjam …

    Sources (24)

    • Benjamin Franklin Olsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Benjamin F Olson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Benjamin Franklin Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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