Elmer M Olson (1908 - 1991)

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Elmer M Olson
1908 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Elmer M Olson was born on June 30, 1908. He died on September 21, 1991 at 83 years old.


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Elmer M Olson died on September 21, 1991 at 83 years of age. He was born on June 30, 1908. There is no information about Elmer's immediate family.
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In 1908, in the year that Elmer M Olson was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1918, he was just 10 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1936, when he was 28 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1954, by the time he was 46 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1991, in the year of Elmer M Olson's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Other Elmer Olsons

Elmer Oliver Olson
around 1922 - Aug 27, 1944
Elmer C Olson
Born: around 1911
California, United States
Elmer A Olson
Born: around 1918
Montana, United States
Elmer C Olson
Born: around 1906
Oregon, United States
Elmer B Olson
Born: around 1917
Washington, United States
Elmer J Olson
Born: around 1910
Minnesota, United States
Elmer L Olson
Born: around 1922
North Dakota, United States
Elmer C Olson
Born: around 1922
Washington, United States
Elmer A Olson
Born: around 1903
Montana, United States
Elmer S Olson
Born: around 1916
Washington, United States
Elmer M Olson
Born: around 1918
Washington, United States
Elmer E Olson
Born: around 1918
United States
Elmer H Olson
Born: around 1927
Minnesota, United States
Elmer J Olson
Born: around 1923
Minnesota, United States
Elmer E Olson
Born: around 1918
Minnesota, United States
Elmer J Olson
Born: around 1917
Minnesota, United States
Elmer W Olson
Born: around 1917
Minnesota, United States
Elmer L Olson
Born: around 1922
Michigan, United States
Elmer W Olson
Born: around 1904
Illinois, United States
Elmer H Olson
Born: around 1905
Illinois, United States

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Claribel Olson
Aug 11, 1905 - Apr 15, 1995
Seattle, WA
Alvin Olson
Oct 2, 1903 - June 1971
Stanwood, Washington
Clarence J Olson
Apr 7, 1922 - Jul 21, 2008
Longview, WA
Teander Olson
May 13, 1897 - March 1981
Woodland, Washington
Jack Olson
Feb 26, 1888 - November 1966
San Pedro, California
Erik Olson
Apr 8, 1889 - June 1967
Seattle, Washington
Arthur Olson
Apr 24, 1910 - May 1968
Oliver A Olson
Jul 1, 1914 - Jul 29, 1995
Turlock, CA
Beatrice Olson
Sep 11, 1901 - April 1971
Seattle, Washington
Oscar Olson
May 15, 1901 - July 1967
Brush Prairie, Washington
Edwin T Olson
Nov 13, 1911 - Nov 16, 1994
Sun City, CA
Ellsworth v Olson
May 22, 1917 - Sep 13, 1995
Anacortes, WA
Carl Olson
Dec 14, 1905 - June 1970
Spokane, Washington
Albert Olson
Apr 11, 1899 - August 1973
Yakima, Washington
Vernon Olson
Sep 19, 1903 - December 1980
Yakima, Washington
Edna Olson
May 21, 1901 - July 1982
Yakima, Washington
Thelma R Olson
Sep 25, 1909 - May 6, 1993
Yakima, WA
Albert Olson
Dec 14, 1877 - February 1967
Seattle, Washington
George E Olson
Dec 6, 1905 - Feb 1, 1995
Yakima, WA
Obel Olson
Jan 27, 1894 - June 1980
La Grande, Oregon

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