Bjarne Ostenso

1903–1988 (Age 85)
Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Bjarne

When Bjarne Ostenso was born on 23 June 1903, in Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States, his father, Sjur Brigtson, was 28 and his mother, Olina Øystese, was 29. He died on 14 November 1988, in Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Sjur Brigtson
Olina Øystese
Marta Ostenso
Bjarne Ostenso
Øyvind Ostenso

Parents & Siblings

  • Sjur Brigtson


  • Female1873–1968Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

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