Melvin Oliver Olson

14 August 1903–12 February 1954 (Age 50)
Willow Lake Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Melvin Oliver

When Melvin Oliver Olson was born on 14 August 1903, in Willow Lake Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States, his father, James Robert Olson, was 26 and his mother, Johanna Hagebak, was 27. He lived in Cerro Gordo, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Lake Shore Township, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 12 February 1954, in Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Olson
1876–1924
Johanna Hagebak
1876–1958
Clarence Melanchthon Olson
1899–1942
Ingeborg Elise Olson
1901–1973
Melvin Oliver Olson
1903–1954
Selma Ovidia Olson
1906–1994
Rose Miriam Olson
1908–2002
Jessie Loretta Olson
1910–1995
Glenn Arthur Olson
1912–1998
Elsie Grace Olson
1915–1988
Stella Hulda Olson
1917–2001
James Arlie Olson
1921–1997

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World Events (8)

1904

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.
1917

Age 14

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Melvin O Olson in household of James R Olson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Malvin O Olson in household of Jams R Olson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mel Olson in entry for Stella Huldah Vick, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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