Barney Ostenso

1903–1988 (Age 85)
Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Barney

When Barney Ostenso was born on 23 June 1903, his father, Sigurd Ostenso, was 28 and his mother, Lena " Mumsy" Tungeland, was 19. He married Kathryn Mary Jackson on 23 June 1937. He died in November 1988, in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Barney Ostenso
Kathryn Mary Jackson
Marriage: 23 June 1937

Spouse & Children

23 June 1937

Parents & Siblings

  • Sigurd Ostenso


  • Lena " Mumsy" Tungeland




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

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