Sena Olsen

27 April 1882–10 January 1959 (Age 76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Sena

When Sena Olsen was born on 27 April 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Christian Waldemar Olsen, was 27 and her mother, Signe Petre Christiansdatter Fikstad, was 24. She married Joseph Wardle Johnson on 19 February 1902, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Adamsville, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1910 and Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 10 January 1959, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wardle Johnson
Sena Olsen
Marriage: 19 February 1902
Wilford Richard Johnson
Iris Johnson
Alice Johnson
Jane Johnson
Helen Cleo Johnson
Dorothy Eva Johnson

Spouse and Children

19 February 1902
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Hans Olsen


    Josephine Olsen


    Frederick Olsen




+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 14

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Sena Johnson in household of Joseph W Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena Johnson in household of Joseph W Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sena Johnson in household of Joseph W Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"

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