Charles Leonard Olson

6 September 1904–17 June 1985 (Age 80)
Chimney Rock, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles Leonard

When Charles Leonard Olson was born on 6 September 1904, in Chimney Rock, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Halvor Olson, was 41 and his mother, Alida Sletten, was 26. He lived in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States in 1904. He died on 17 June 1985, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Halvor Olson
Alida Sletten
Clara Milgreg Olson
Olga Alice Olson
Helen Margaret Olson
Almer Orrin Olson
Charles Leonard Olson
Blanche Agnes Olson
Ethel Janice Olson

Parents and Siblings

    Halvor Olson


    Alida Sletten




+2 More Children

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

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.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Olson in household of Carl H Sakrison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Olson in household of H O Olson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Charles Leonard, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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