Olav Olsen (1898 - 1970)

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Olav Olsen
1898 - 1970
Born
1898
Skjervøy, TROMS County, Norway
Death
February 1970
Prince Rupert in Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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Olav Olsen was born in 1898 in Skjervøy, Norway. He died in February 1970 at Prince Rupert , Prince Rupert, BC Canada at 72 years of age.
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As of the 1865 Norwegian Census, Olav Olsen was single / never-married. I don't know what year he was married, but he was definitely married - to my great-grandmother.
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Olav Olsen
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Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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Olav Olsen was born in in Skjervøy, TROMS County, Norway
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Olav Olsen died in at Prince Rupert in Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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Olav Olsen was born in in Skjervøy, TROMS County, Norway
Olav Olsen died in at Prince Rupert in Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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myocardial infarction/ arterio sclerosis
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at Fairview Cemetery in Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte County, BC Canada
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Olav Olsen passed away in February 1970 at Prince Rupert , Prince Rupert, BC Canada at age 72. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert, BC Canada. He was born in 1898 in Skjervøy, Norway. There is no information about Olav's surviving family.

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In 1898, in the year that Olav Olsen was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1911, when he was just 13 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1938, when he was 40 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1962, he was 64 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1970, in the year of Olav Olsen's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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