William Skrevelius Olsson

3 June 1853–14 March 1941 (Age 87)
Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of William Skrevelius

When William Skrevelius Olsson was born on 3 June 1853, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Truls John Olsson, was 34 and his mother, Sophia Maria Skrevelius, was 33. He married Sarah Jane Tidwell on 10 April 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 14 March 1941, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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William Skrevelius Olsson
Sarah Jane Tidwell
Marriage: 10 April 1876
William Arthur Olson
Jonathan Harvey Olson
Berkley Olson
Guy Randolph Olson
Theodore Olson
Mary Estella Olson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 23
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Lennart, Sven, Nils, Erik, Mats, Per, Anders, Bjorn, Fredrik, Nels, Olle. German Hans, Kurt, Fritz, Ingeborg, Otto, Ute.Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Ola, a short form of Olof, Swedish variant of Olaf (see Olafsen ), or a shortened form of the patronymic Olofsson (see Olofson ). Compare Ohlsson , Oleson , and Olson .German (Eastphalia): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Ulrich .

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

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    Sources (32)

    • William Olsen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Olsen in entry for William A Olsen and Elizabeth Ivy Hall, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • William Olsen in entry for Guy Randolph Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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