Olive Congdon

8 September 1904–3 August 1999 (Age 94)
Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Congdon was born on 8 September 1904, in Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry Asa Congdon, was 40 and her mother, Mary Adelle Jackson, was 36. She married Lee Delbert Hanson on 29 May 1925. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1930 and South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 3 August 1999, in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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Lee Delbert Hanson
Olive Congdon
Marriage: 29 May 1925
Polly Hanson
Lee Hanson
Sally Hanson

Spouse and Children

29 May 1925


    Polly Hanson



    Sally Hanson


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Variant of Irish Condon .2 English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Devon or Cornwall, where the modern surname is most frequent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive C Hanson in household of Lee D Hanson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Hanson in household of Lee D Hanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive Congdon in household of Henry A Congdon, "United States Census, 1920"

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