Hjalmar Fredolph Odean

1 April 1890–15 March 1953 (Age 62)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hjalmar Fredolph

When Hjalmar Fredolph Odean was born on 1 April 1890, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Alfred Odean, was 36 and his mother, Anna Jansdotter Johnson, was 24. He married Pearl Watkins on 17 August 1939, in Elk River, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States. He died on 15 March 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Hjalmar Fredolph Odean
Pearl Watkins
Marriage: 17 August 1939

Spouse and Children

17 August 1939
Elk River, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Anna Jansdotter Johnson




World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 3

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déaghain ‘descendant of the deacon’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Hjalmer F Odean, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hjalmar Fredolph Odean, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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