John William Olsen

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Olsen was born on 24 October 1894, in Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway, his father, Mads Olsen, was 37 and his mother, Gustava Olsdatter, was 31. He married Ellen Blattmann on 10 April 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 18 March 1957, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Olsen
1894–1957
Ellen Blattmann
1906–2008
Marriage: 10 April 1930
Gordon Clifford Olsen
1932–2014
Leon Franklin Olsen
1937–2016

Sources (31)

  • John W Olsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Wilhelm Olsen - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Willian Olsen
  • John Wilhelm Olsen, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

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.

1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

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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