Wallace Lorin Olney Sr

8 November 1901–7 October 1983 (Age 81)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Wallace Lorin

When Wallace Lorin Olney Sr was born on 8 November 1901, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Hyrum Olney, was 27 and his mother, Maude Millie Merrill, was 24. He married Mona Gladys Moore on 6 February 1926, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 7 October 1983, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Lorin Olney Sr
1901–1983
Mona Gladys Moore
1904–1995
Marriage: 6 February 1926
Norma June Olney
1926–2013
Carma Ellen Olney
1929–2021
Colleen Olney
1934–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1926
Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States
children

(3)

    Norma June Olney

    Female1926–2013Female

    Carma Ellen Olney

    Female1929–2021Female

    Female1934–2013Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1902 · Old Main (Utah State University)

Age 1

The first building on the Utah State University Campus was named Old Main and is the oldest functioning academic building in Utah. It was built after the current site was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees for the new college. Construction started in 1889 and the entire building was completed in 1902. During the Spanish Flu Epidemic in 1919, the building was used as a makeshift hospital to take care the effected residents in the surrounding area. Old Main was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Olney in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The former is named in Old English as Ollanēg ‘island of a man called Olla’; the latter is from Old English āna ‘one’, ‘single’, ‘solitary’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, with later metathesis of -nl- to -ln-.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorin Olney in household of Hyrum Olney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wallace Lorn Olney in household of Hyrum Olney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wallace Lorin Olney in household of Hyrum Olney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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