John Taylor Olsen

8 May 1856–21 August 1909 (Age 53)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John Taylor

When John Taylor Olsen was born on 8 May 1856, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, John Olsen, was 39 and his mother, Johanne Gjertsdatter, was 40. He married Emeline Oldham on 15 October 1875. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 August 1909, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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John Taylor Olsen
Emeline Oldham
Marriage: 15 October 1875
Charles Henry Olsen
John Taylor Olsen Jr
Josephine Rachel Cecelia Olsen
Joseph J. Olsen
Lula Viola Olsen
Thomas Olsen
Sylvia Margaret Olsen

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  • Marriage
    15 October 1875
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 16
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .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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    My notes on John Taylor Olsen

    Family Group Sheet by Dorothy L. Hansen Jensen. Also SS 9 Aug 1990 Salt Lake Record of Members, Film 026,203 - #61, John Taylor Olsen, born 8 May 1856, St. Louis, Missouri. Parents: John Olsen and Han …

    Sources (17)

    • John Larsen in household of Swein Larsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Olsen in entry for Martin Edward Matson and Lula Tripp, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John T Olsen in entry for Emaline Olsen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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