J A Leroy Olson

29 November 1895–24 June 1979 (Age 83)
Marseilles, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of J A Leroy

When J A Leroy Olson was born on 29 November 1895, in Marseilles, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, John C Olson, was 25 and his mother, Martha Lydeen, was 28. He married Emily R Khort in 1919, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Brookfield Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 24 June 1979, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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J A Leroy Olson
Emily R Khort
Marriage: 1919
Fredrick LeRoy Olson
Rosella M. Olson

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  • Marriage
    1919Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 15
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    Age 22
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Selmer, Bjorn, Nils, Elof, Einer, Lennart, Bertel.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Olsson . In some cases this is also an Americanized form of the variant Ohlsson .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German Olsen and Ohlsen , cognates of 1.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • J A Leroy Olson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John A Le Roy Olson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • J A Le Roy Olson, "United States Census, 1930"

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