Leland Pratt Olsen

3 August 1902–9 January 1975 (Age 72)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Leland Pratt

When Leland Pratt Olsen was born on 3 August 1902, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Peter Pratt Olsen, was 25 and his mother, Wilhelmine Frederikka Fredriksen, was 27. He married Mabel Broadhead on 21 December 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1975, in Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leland Pratt Olsen
1902–1975
Mabel Broadhead
1907–1992
Marriage: 21 December 1927
Allen Lee Olsen
1928–2010
Betty Jean Olsen
1930–2009
Gordon L Olsen
1933–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 December 1927
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 6

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

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

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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Leland Pratt Olsen

Leland was born in 1902 in Ephram, Utah ~ he was the oldest son of twelve siblings. His father owned a sheep ranch and Leland had to quit school at the age of 12 because he had to run the ranch and h …

Sources (3)

  • Leland Pratt Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Leland Pratt Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Leland Pratt Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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