|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1865|
Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1948|
Tobias Olson spent his first years in the U.S. working on the building of a railroad track from southern Minnesota to Watertown, SD, first doing some of same work in Iowa. When the group was to return to "home base" Mr. Olson decided to remain in the young town - where he spent the speater parts of his life.
Going to work for B.P. Moe he became a wagon maker, but having been trained as a carpenter by his father and uncle in Tonnesland, Bjelland, Norway, which he left in his early years, 18 to be exact, he soon was building not only for others but for himself also, which he continued to do until 60 years old, when he retired.
By then he had built 3 houses and 3 duplexes besides remodeling the original home at 314 n. maple St. where he and his wife raised their family, and where Mrs. Olson passed away in 1933.
Many times he was asked to act as alderman or assume a public office in his county, but each time he turned it down. He was a good husband and a wonderful father and spending any leisure time he had reading and improving his already agile mind.
His work as a carpenter was about perfect. He was Norwegian by heart and believed in doing his best.
by: Gladys 'Olson' Schone
Mary L Anderson Olson (1869 - 1933)
Gladys S. Olson Schone (1899 - 1981)*
Della Therese Marie Olson Bork (1902 - 1992)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: O.T.
Record added: Oct 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42781783