Bernard “Busa” Eric Olsen

31 May 1929–7 July 2007 (Age 78)
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Bernard “Busa” Eric

When Bernard “Busa” Eric Olsen was born on 31 May 1929, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, his father, James Albert Olsen, was 35 and his mother, Edith Kawehiokalani Anahu, was 34. He died on 7 July 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Olsen
Edith Kawehiokalani Anahu
James Norman Olsen
Harry Albert Olsen
Benjamin Olave Olsen
Charles Emil Olsen
Edith Pinehaka Olsen
Hiram Kekuhinaonalani Olsen
Margaret Pearl Olsen
John Kaluakapu Olsen
Christopher Palikapuokamohali'i Olsen
Hannah “Tita” Healani Olsen Chenoweth
Myron Kalina Olsen
Helen Ka'iwaonalani Olsen
Bernard “Busa” Eric Olsen

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Bernard Olsen in household of James Olsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernard Olsen in household of James Olsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernard "Busa" in entry for Hiram K "Baba" Olsen, "Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present"

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