Individual Record 294

Name}   Olson, George Wilbur Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  12 Aug 1924 Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Marr.: Date} Exa  25 Mar 1949 Place}       , Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   6 Sep 2007 Place} Arcadia, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft   6 Sep 2007 Place} Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   73 = Interview
Source 2} 683 = Letter
Source 3} 684 = Interview
Source 4} 534 = Birth record
Source 5} 745 = 1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1444=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 2032=Yearbook
Source 8} 2028=Military rec
Source 9} 867 = Marriage rec
Source 10} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 11}326 = Phone book
Source 12}2027=City directory
Source 13}2034=Newspaper
Source 14}1849=S.S. record
Source 15}680 = S.S. record
Source 16}1983=Cemetery rec
Parents: } George Angus Olson & Mattie Tranton-Walton
   Relationship No.} 48
1st Household No.} 255 = Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} Lumberman
       Occupation 2} Deputy Marshall
Spouses:   Prime} Perez, Gloria Marie
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  George Wilbur Olson was born 12 Aug 1924 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  He was five minutes older then his twin Frank Wilfred Olson.  Their parents were George Angus Olson and Mattie Walton.  Their older brother was Robert Walton, born in Dec 1919 in Washington.

In the 1930 U.S. census, George was living with his family at 419 South Sixth Street, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  His father George, 47, owned a sash and door manufacturing company.  The family owned their home valued at $5,000. and had a radio set.  The children were Robert W., 10, attending school, and the twins Wilbur and Wilfred, age 5.

In the 1940 U.S. census, George was living with his family at the same address.  Their home was valued at $3,000.  His father George was the manager or yardman for the Olson Lumber Company.  The children at home were the twins, Wilbur G. (George) and Frank W., age 15, who had completed one year of high school.

George attended Alhambra High School in Alhambra, graduating in 1942.  He played in the school orchestra, the school swing band, and was in the cast of the senior play.

Following high school, George served in the U.S. Navy, and is on the muster rolls of the USS Cape Esperance from 30 Jun 1944 through 31 Mar 1945.  The ship was a Casablanca class escort carrier.  Assigned to the Pacific Fleet, it made two voyages from the West coast to South Pacific bases from 26 May to Sep 1944, carrying new aircraft out and returning with planes needing repairs.  In Nov 1944 it joined in the support of the 3rd Fleet air strikes on Leyte and Luzon.  In 1945 it made several voyages from the West coast to Guam, delivering aircraft for the strikes over Japan.

George W. Olson, 24, married Gloria Perez, 18, on 25 Mar 1949 in Los Angeles County, California.  This marriage produced two sons.  George worked as a Deputy Marshall for Los Angeles County.  They made their home at 2612 Doolittle Avenue, Arcadia, Los Angeles, California.

In Mar 1965, George completed a 12 week course in "Small Boat Handling" sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Adult Education Department of Arcadia High School.  He and Gloria liked to cruise.  Their trips included the Rhine River, Germany and the St. Lawrence River, Canada, where they were in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 9-11.

George W. Olson died 6 Sep 2007 in Arcadia, Los Angeles, California.  He was buried next to his parents in the Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   George Olson
Confirm. Date}   Photos} George Olson in 1942
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Navy                         for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 15 Feb 2018
Date Created}    1 Jan 1992
Copyright © 2018 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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