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
1880–1945
Sena Olsen
1882–1959
Marriage: 19 February 1902
Wilford Richard Johnson
1903–1992
Iris Johnson
1905–1983
Alice Johnson
1907–1994
Jane Johnson
1910–1983
Helen Cleo Johnson
1912–2004
Dorothy Eva Johnson
1916–1916

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 February 1902
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Hans Olsen

    Male1877–1877Male

    Josephine Olsen

    Female1879–1880Female

    Frederick Olsen

    Male1881–1881Male

    Female1882–1959Female

    Female1884–1905Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

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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