Oskar Östensen

7 February 1898–14 February 1963 (Age 65)
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Oskar

When Oskar Östensen was born on 7 February 1898, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Østen Evensen Ödegaard, was 23 and his mother, Anna Ödegaard, was 24. He died on 14 February 1963, in Hageberg, Hedmark, Norway, at the age of 65.

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Oskar Östensen
Anna Evensdatter Hageberg

Spouse and Children


    Anna Evensdatter Hageberg


Parents and Siblings

    Østen Evensen Ödegaard


    Anna Ödegaard





    Eimi Gullowna Ödegård



    Anny Östensen Ödegård


World Events (3)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 2

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.
1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 6

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 
1905 · Freedom for Norway

Age 7

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

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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