Thor Olsen Moen

10 April 1866–4 January 1946 (Age 79)
Oppland, Flatanger Prestegjeld, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Thor

When Thor Olsen Moen was born on 10 April 1866, in Oppland, Flatanger Prestegjeld, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, his father, Ole Thørvold Tordsen Skulengslien, was 34 and his mother, Berit Olsdatter, was 27. He had at least 2 sons and 7 daughters with Johanne Johannesdatter. He immigrated to United States in 1880 and lived in Pine Lake Township, Clearwater, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 4 January 1946, in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States.

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Thor Olsen Moen
Johanne Johannesdatter
Jorgen 'George' Moen
Melvin T Moen
Bergina Moen
Anna Moen
Otelia Moen
Laura Moen
Tobina Johanna Moen
Emma Marie Moen
Agnes Ottine Moen

Spouse and Children


    Johanne Johannesdatter




    Jorgen 'George' Moen



    Anna Moen




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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · Emigration lists

Age 1

Earliest passenger lists begin in 1867 for the ports of Oslo and Trondheim. Other ports followed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thor Moen in household of Melvin T Moen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thor O Moen, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Thos O Moen, "United States Census, 1910"

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