George Henry Osen

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George Henry Osen

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States
Death: September 18, 1953 (83)
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Berger "Berver" Olefsen Osen and Emma Osen
Husband of Lottie Osen and Emagene Imogene Osen
Father of Frances Noel Mac Intosh,Bachrodt; George Arthur Osen and <private> (Osen)
Brother of Edna Appleton and Oscar Osen

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About George Henry Osen

c.1900 - Partnership in the Osen and Hunt Automobile Factory, with William Hunt.

1904 George H. Osen change partners & moved to a larger facility, which was destroyed in the 1906 earth quake.

In 1920, George and Alice Osen, recent Reno residents purchased a lot from the Newlands Company in the newly-established Addition of Newlands Heights. They built the home we see today, minus the second story. George had been involved in the automobile industry in California, beginning with a bicycle shop in Fresno. With his partner W. F. Hunt, formerly a master mechanic for the Central Pacific Railroad in Wadsworth, Nevada, he created what he claimed, in a 1916 Reno Evening Gazette article, was the second automobile ever constructed in California. Osen opened Osen Motors on South Virginia Street in Reno in the 1920s selling Dodge and Mitchell automobiles. The dealership building, a beautiful brick structure designed by Frederic DeLongchamps, is still standing.

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George Henry Osen's Timeline

November 19, 1869
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States
November 23, 1894
Age 25
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
July 7, 1899
Age 29
California, United States
September 18, 1953
Age 83
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States