Olia Andrew Lein

10 October 1873–25 July 1953 (Age 79)
Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Olia Andrew

When Olia Andrew Lein was born on 10 October 1873, in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Peder Åmundsson Lien, was 40 and his mother, Ingeborg Andersdatter Sæberg, was 40. He married Nancy Tressila Wiles on 30 June 1909, in Rushville, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Wounded Knee Election Precinct, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 25 July 1953, in Gordon, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Gordon, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olia Andrew Lein
Nancy Tressila Wiles
Marriage: 30 June 1909
Blanche W Lein
Elvin Lein
Lila Marvel Lein
Wendell Dale Lein

Spouse and Children

30 June 1909
Rushville, Sheridan, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peder Åmundsson Lien


    Ingeborg Andersdatter Sæberg






    Addie P Lein



    Helen Lein


    Amon T. Lein


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Dutch:1. from a short form of the personal name Gelein, from French Ghi(s)lain, a Latinization of a Germanic personal name built on the element gīsil ‘pledge’ ( see Giesel ). 2. German: occupational name for a grower of or dealer in flax, from Middle High German līn ‘flax’. 3. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Trøndelag, so named from Old Norse lein ‘slope’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olye A Lein, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olia A Lein, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olie A Lein, "United States Census, 1930"

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