Erma Florence Olsen

26 July 1911–25 November 2004 (Age 93)
Jefferson Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Erma Florence

When Erma Florence Olsen was born on 26 July 1911, in Jefferson Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, George G. Olsen, was 36 and her mother, Anna Marie Maassen, was 28. She had at least 2 daughters with Walter Fairman. She lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 November 2004, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Walter Fairman
Erma Florence Olsen
Joyce E Fairman
Mary A Fairman

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 1
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 2
The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 26
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (13)

  • Erma F Fairman in household of Walter R Fairman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Erma F Olsen in household of Anna M Olsen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Erma Florence Olsen, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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