|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||
|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
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}|
|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|
Cause of Death}
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