John Alfred Olson

1898–20 June 1954 (Age 56)
Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Alfred

John Alfred Olson was born in 1898, in Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Dorothy Dowell. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 June 1954, in Maywood, Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56.

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John Alfred Olson
Dorothy Dowell
Laverne Olsen
Dorothy Colleen Olson
Franklin John Olson

Spouse and Children




    Dorothy Colleen Olson


    Franklin John Olson


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 2

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Olson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Olson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Franklin John Olson in entry for Franklin John Olson, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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