Lester Robert Alven Olson

8 July 1915–28 January 2002 (Age 86)
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lester Robert Alven

When Lester Robert Alven Olson was born on 8 July 1915, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, his father, Anthon Alfred Olson, was 26 and his mother, Dagny Augusta Astrid Havikbotn, was 24. He had at least 2 sons. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 28 January 2002, in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Anthon Alfred Olson
Dagny Augusta Astrid Havikbotn
Lester Robert Alven Olson
Wesley Allen Dexter Olson
Verne Russel L Olson
Dagny Ruth Levern Olson
Darrow Drake Olson

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

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  • Lester R Olson in household of Anthon A Olson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester R A Olson in household of Anthon A Olson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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