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
1894–1946
Edith Kawehiokalani Anahu
1894–1971
James Norman Olsen
1913–1976
Harry Albert Olsen
1914–1993
Benjamin Olave Olsen
1915–1915
Charles Emil Olsen
1915–1915
Edith Pinehaka Olsen
1916–2004
Hiram Kekuhinaonalani Olsen
1918–2001
Margaret Pearl Olsen
1919–2001
John Kaluakapu Olsen
1921–1921
Christopher Palikapuokamohali'i Olsen
1923–1983
Hannah “Tita” Healani Olsen Chenoweth
1924–2016
Myron Kalina Olsen
1925–2007
Helen Ka'iwaonalani Olsen
1927–1997
Bernard “Busa” Eric Olsen
1929–2007

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1950

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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