John Olaf

27 August 1958–4 October 1996 (Age 38)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

John Olaf was born on 27 August 1958, in Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Joseph Olaf and Augustine. He lived in Kulpmont, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1996. He died on 4 October 1996, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Kulpmont, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Olaf
John Olaf

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.
1960 · Fifty Star Flag

Age 2

The 50 Star Flag Design is adopted to be the nation’s flag

Age 11

"Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited overhead in the Apollo command module. After checkout, Armstrong set foot on the surface, telling the millions of listeners that it was ""one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind""."

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (Olán): variant spelling of holán ‘furbelow’, a kind of delicate white fabric frill (originally from Holland, whence the name), used to adorn women's skirts; possibly therefore a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such frills. This name is found mainly in Mexico and Caribbean Islands.2 Swedish: probably an ornamental name, but unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John C Olaf, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • John C. Olaf, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Charles Olaf, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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