Oscar Theodore Flodeen

Brief Life History of Oscar Theodore

When Oscar Theodore Flodeen was born on 23 June 1895, in Elbow Lake, Grant, Minnesota, United States, his father, Otto Julius Flodien, was 31 and his mother, Mathilda Josefsdotter, was 29. He married Mary Alice Byram before 1925, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 April 1986, in Cornell, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cadott, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States.

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Oscar Theodore Flodeen
Mary Alice Byram
Marriage: before 1925
George Theodore Flodeen
Karen Flodeen
Richard Flodeen
Edwin Flodeen

Sources (9)

  • Oscar Flodien in household of Otto J Flodien, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar Flodeen, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Oscar Theodore Flodeen, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · The Kensington Runestone

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Erik, Tor.

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named with floe ‘tarn, pool in a bog’.

Swedish (Flodén): ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element flo ‘small water, swamp’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’, with intrusive -d- for euphony.

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

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