Ruth Anna Olsen

15 October 1917–27 October 1999 (Age 82)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth Anna

When Ruth Anna Olsen was born on 15 October 1917, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Brigham Anthon Henry Olsen, was 38 and her mother, Emma Kjerstine Frederiksen, was 34. She married E Leon Myers on 15 August 1956, in Ada, Idaho, United States. She died on 27 October 1999, in Boise, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

E Leon Myers
1920–1969
Ruth Anna Olsen
1917–1999
Marriage: 15 August 1956

Spouse and Children

    E Leon Myers

    Male1920–1969Male

    Female1917–1999Female

MARRIAGE
15 August 1956
Ada, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 4

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 22

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Anna Olsen in household of Anthony Olsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Olsen in household of Anthon Olsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Olsen in household of Anthon Olsen, "United States Census, 1920"

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