Lou Jean Oswald

26 December 1927–2 August 2013 (Age 85)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Lou Jean

When Lou Jean Oswald was born on 26 December 1927, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Herbert Wilford Oswald, was 20 and her mother, Donna Hancey, was 17. She had at least 1 son. She lived in Osgood, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 5 years and Idaho Falls Election Precinct 7, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 2013, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lou Jean Oswald
1927–2013
Richard Lee Nielsen
1957–2005

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Herbert Wilford Oswald

    Male1907–1996Male

    Female1910–1998Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 3

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.
1950

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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Story Highlight

1939 Letter from Arthur C. Hancey to 2 Daughters Venla & Donna

Letter dated July 14, 1939 (1939 is the year Germany invades Poland and is the beginning of WWII in Europe. Roosevelt proclaims US neutrality.) Also, see Hancey family information and baseball i …

Sources (3)

  • Lo?e Jean Oswald in household of Herbert Oswald, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lou Jean Oswald Nielsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lou Jean Oswald in household of Paul Hillman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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