Lester Irving Olander

Male8 October 1897–6 June 1944

Brief Life History of Lester Irving

When Lester Irving Olander was born on 8 October 1897, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, his father, Peter August Olander, was 43 and his mother, Alice T. Van Dack, was 37. He married Ardis Ortner on 31 October 1922, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Eureka Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1900 and Bridgeport Judicial Township, Nevada, California, United States in 1940. He died on 6 June 1944, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Lester Irving Olander
Ardis Ortner
Marriage: 31 October 1922
Robert Leslie Olander

Sources (8)

  • Lester I Olander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lester Irving Olander - birth: 8 October 1897; Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Lester Irving Olander, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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  • Marriage
    31 October 1922Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 9

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 13

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lennart, Nels, Bjorn, Britt, Helmer, Holger, Lars, Majken.

    Swedish: ornamental or habitational name composed of the first element of various origins (in one case from the farm name Olles, genitive of the personal name Olle, in the province of Dalarna) + the suffix -ander, derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’.

    Swedish (Ölander): habitational name for someone from the island of Öland.

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

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