Charles J. Olsen

1857 - 1933


Charles J. Olsen

1857 - 1933
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Albert Olsen was the 4th child in a family of 9 children, two of which did not grow to maturity. He was born in 1887 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Carl Johan (Charles John) and Mary Okerman Olsen on the farm that his grandfather, Johannes Olsen, had homesteaded. He was baptized in a pond in Manila at t
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Charles J. Olsen


Pleasant Grove City Cemetery

301-945 Utah 146
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
United States


July 2, 2011

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July 2, 2011

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Albert John Olsen

Contributor: crex Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Albert Olsen was the 4th child in a family of 9 children, two of which did not grow to maturity. He was born in 1887 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Carl Johan (Charles John) and Mary Okerman Olsen on the farm that his grandfather, Johannes Olsen, had homesteaded. He was baptized in a pond in Manila at the age of 8. As a young man Albert worked in a mine in Eureka and on a sheep ranch near the Tetons. Albert fulfilled a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northern States from 1908 to 1910. He married Jenav Smith in the Salt Lake temple in 1912 on his 25th birthday. Jenav was 18. They had 7 children. Albert worked hauling clay and brick and then as a custodian for 37 years, retiring at age 75. he lived in Pleasant Grove for all of his life except 13 years in Salt Lake while one of his sons was going to the University of Utah. He loved gardening and growing roses. His flower gardens were always a showplace. He served as a stake missionary with Jens Fugal. He served as a counselor in the 3rd Ward Bishopric along with Niels Fugal. Albert was proud of his children. Margaret became a teacher, Marvin a soil scientist, Mary Ellen a nurse, Lyman a doctor, and Ronald an electrician. LaRee died of cancer and Dale of a self-inflicted gunshot wound when he was 19. Albert died in 1980 at the age of 93 and is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. At the dedication of his grave, Neil Fugal said, "Our memories go back to remember Brother Olsen as he was in our youth, his beautiful team of horses, the parades they would participate in. He lived by the creed that if you work hard, then the earth will not be lazy, and the fruits of his labor showed that he believed in this..."

Carl Johan Olsen

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Carl Johan Olsen, whose name was Americanized to Charles John, was born in 1857 in Skave, Hjorring County, Denmark to Johannes and Johanne Olsen. His father , Johannes Olafsson, was actually Swedish (from Bolstad, Alvsborg, Sweden), but began spelling his name in the Danish way (Olsen) after marrying a Dane, Johanne Christiansen. Johannes and Johanne joined the church in 1868 and immigrated with 4 children. Carl Johan was 11 years old when his family immigrated to America. During the 8 weeks at sea on a sail ship, 2 of his brothers, Lars who was 6 and Joseph who was 3, died and were buried at sea. Then they traveled by cattle car to North Platte, where his sister, Anne, who was 9, also died. The Olsen family helped to settle Pleasant Grove, Utah. The 1870 census shows him living with a family named Johnson at age 13 and working as a domestic servant. Carl married Mary Nelson Okerman in 1880 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City when he was 22 and she was 18. They had traveled in the same immigrant company as children, but may not have known each other then. They raised 7 children in Pleasant Grove. (Two sons had died of typhoid fever at the age of 2.) He died in Pleasant Grove in 1933 at the age of 76.

Mary Nelson Okerman

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Mary was born in 1861 in Sturrip, Malmohus, Sweden, to Isaac Nielson and Else Nelson who were later divorced. She immigrated with her grandparents, Ole and Bertha Nelson, to Utah in 1868 when she was 7 years old, sailing on the same sail ship, the "Emerald Isle," as did her future husband. They went by ox team from North Platte to Salt Lake City. Mary walked the entire way. They settled in Bountiful. Her mother married Peter Okerman in 1871. Mary was adopted by Peter and sealed to him at her request. When Mary was 14, she and her grandparents moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah. Five years later she married Charles John Olsen in the Endowment House. They lived in the Manila Ward. They had 9 children--3 girls and 6 boys. Mary served as a Relief Society teacher nearly 30 years. She was a faithful Latter-day Saint all her life. Mary died at the age of 90, the last of the original pioneers of Pleasant Grove. She had 90 living direct descendants at the time of her death in 1952. She had been a widow for 19 years.

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Charles J. Olsen was born in 1857
Charles J. Olsen was 3 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
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Charles J. Olsen was 17 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
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Charles J. Olsen was 26 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
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Charles J. Olsen was 36 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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Charles J. Olsen was 46 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
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Charles J. Olsen was 57 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
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Charles J. Olsen was 72 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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Charles J. Olsen died in 1933 at the age of 76
Grave record for Charles J. Olsen (1857 - 1933), BillionGraves Record 33540 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States