Grace Afton Olsen

28 April 1907–23 May 1978 (Age 71)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Grace Afton

When Grace Afton Olsen was born on 28 April 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Charles Iver Olsen, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Mary Randall, was 26. She married Edward Lewis Rushton on 27 May 1925, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 23 May 1978, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lewis Rushton
1905–1991
Grace Afton Olsen
1907–1978
Marriage: 27 May 1925
Melvin Edward Rushton
1925–1985
Duane Lewis Rushton
1927–1989
Lamar Charles Rushton
1929–1963
Afton Rushton
1931–2006
Elaine Rushton
1933–2007
Doloris Rushton Williams
1945–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 May 1925
Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 1

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
1927

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Grace Afton Olsen Rushton in household of Edward Louis Rushton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Grace A. Olsen Rushton in household of Edward L. Rushton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Grace Afton Olsen Rushton in household of Edward Lewis Rushton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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