Verl Olsen

28 March 1926–2 April 2004 (Age 78)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Verl

When Verl Olsen was born on 28 March 1926, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Leo Olsen, was 34 and her mother, Priscilla Williams, was 35. She married Bernard Roylance Devenish on 15 September 1943, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 2 April 2004, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bernard Roylance Devenish
1921–2005
Verl Olsen
1926–2004
Marriage: 15 September 1943
LaRayne Devenish
1944–2013
Craig Timothy Devenish
1951–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 September 1943
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · Contractors Flock to Springville

Age 18

Growth of the area following the Great Depression required the work and planning of government and contractors to expand the city and construct roads and freeways. In 1944, the city of Springville had more contractors listed than any other city of its size in the nation.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

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)

  • Verl Olsen Devenish in household of Bernard R Devenish, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Verl Olsen in household of Leo Olsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Verl Olsen Devenish in household of Bernard R Devenish, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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