Johan Reginius Olsen

14 September 1886–30 August 1955 (Age 69)
Nesna, Nordland, Norway

The Life of Johan Reginius

When Johan Reginius Olsen was born on 14 September 1886, in Nesna, Nordland, Norway, his father, Ole Benjamin Johannessen, was 44 and his mother, Lorentse Nikoline Johannesdatter, was 34. He married Constance Emelia Melland on 15 January 1916, in Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Cartwright, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and McKenzie, North Dakota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 30 August 1955, in Valley, Montana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cartwright, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johan Reginius Olsen
Constance Emelia Melland
Marriage: 15 January 1916
Joseph Edgar Olson
Lawrence O Olson
Laurence Olson
Johnny Oliver Olson
Ole Olson

Spouse and Children

15 January 1916
Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States


    Joseph Edgar Olson



    Laurence Olson


    Johnny Oliver Olson


    Ole Olson


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Benjamin Johannessen


    Lorentse Nikoline Johannesdatter




    Pernilla Hind


    Johannes Aleksander Olsen



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1893: Valley, Montana, United States
1905 · Freedom for Norway

Age 19

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

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)

  • John R Olson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John R Olson, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • John R Olson, "United States Census, 1920"

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