Violet Agnes Olsen

12 July 1919–17 October 2014 (Age 95)
Kimberly, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

The Life of Violet Agnes

When Violet Agnes Olsen was born on 12 July 1919, in Kimberly, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, her father, Johannes (John) Peter Olsen, was 40 and her mother, Hulda Petersen Ask, was 38. She married Melvin " J" Brown on 1 September 1941. She lived in Kimberly Election Precinct, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940 and World in 1950. She died on 17 October 2014, in Bainbridge, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin " J" Brown
1916–2014
Violet Agnes Olsen
1919–2014
Marriage: 1 September 1941

Spouse and Children

    Melvin " J" Brown

    Male1916–2014Male

    Female1919–2014Female

MARRIAGE
1 September 1941

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 18

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Violet Anges Olsen in household of John Peter Olsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Anges Violet Olsen in household of John Peter Olsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Violet Agnes Olsen Brown in household of Melvin J Brown, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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