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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Family Time Line

John Taylor Olsen
1856–1909
Emeline Oldham
1858–1925
Marriage: 15 October 1875
Charles Henry Olsen
1876–1894
John Taylor Olsen Jr
1877–1939
Josephine Rachel Cecelia Olsen
1879–1940
Joseph J. Olsen
1883–1903
Lula Viola Olsen
1888–1939
Thomas Olsen
1888–1888
Sylvia Margaret Olsen
1895–1976

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1875
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 4
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Ohlsen
    Ollison
    Olafsen
    Olesen
    Oleson

    Story Highlight

    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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