Olof John Davidson

24 June 1843–25 July 1897 (Age 54)
Nejlinge, Helsinge, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Olof John

When Olof John Davidson was born on 24 June 1843, in Nejlinge, Helsinge, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Davidsen, was 37 and his mother, Karen Nielsen, was 34. He married Maren Catherine Sorene Scow on 10 February 1871, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Helsinge, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 5 years. He died on 25 July 1897, in Mountain View, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 54, and was buried in Mountain View, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Olof John Davidson
1843–1897
Maren Catherine Sorene Scow
1854–1919
Marriage: 10 February 1871
Mariane Davidson
1871–1872
Dagmar Ringmor Davidson
1873–1884
Dalmon K Davidson
1874–
Carrie Christine Davidson
1875–1961
Olina Mary Davidson
1878–1903
Annie Catherine Davidson
1880–1973
Olof John Davidson
1882–1883
Ollie May Davidson
1885–1918
Orvy John Davidson
1887–1956
Arnold Scow Davidson
1890–1966
May Davidson
1894–1983

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1871
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Mette Kirstine Jørgensdatter

    Female1836–1899Female

    Ane Jorgensdatter

    Female1837–Female

    Male1840–Male

    Davidline Jorgensen

    Female1842–1842Female

    Male1843–1897Male

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 4

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
1849

Age 6

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 16

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Story Highlight

OLAF AND CATHERINE DAVIDSON

MOUNTAIN VIEW REMEMBERS MOUNTAIN VIEW, ALBERTA Davidson, John Olaf and wife Catherine Schow came from Wyoming in 1892 and lived near what is now the late Arnold Davidson residence. He died in 18 …

Sources (3)

  • Ole Jørgensen in household of Jørgen Davidsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Ole Jørgensen in household of Jorgen Davidsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Oloff J Davidson, "United States Census, 1880"

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