Oscar Ralph Arvidson

19 July 1899–August 1987 (Age 88)
Ridgway, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Oscar Ralph

When Oscar Ralph Arvidson was born on 19 July 1899, in Ridgway, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Arvidson, was 32 and his mother, Julia A Johnson, was 28. He married Jessie Wiese on 8 June 1921, in Ridgway, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ridgway Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in August 1987, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oakmont Cemetery, Ridgway Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Oscar Ralph Arvidson
Jessie Wiese
Marriage: 8 June 1921
Edna Arvidson

Spouse and Children

8 June 1921
Ridgway, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Arvidson


    Julia A Johnson




    Wilfred Arvidson


    Judith A Arvidson


    Hulda E. Arvidson



    Signie T. Arvidson


World Events (8)

1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 4

Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car "Sweepstakes" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 5

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Arvidsson or Norwegian and Danish Arvidsen, patronymics from the personal name Arvid, composed of Old Norse arn ‘eagle’ + víðr ‘wood’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscar Aroidson in household of Charles Aroidson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar R Davidson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar R Arvidson in household of Charles Arvidson, "United States Census, 1910"

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