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Ole Jacob Amundsen
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Birth: 1861
Death: Dec. 28, 1918
Calgary
Alberta, Canada

Ole Jacob Amundsen was born in Norway and in 1881 immigrated to Wisconsin. He moved on to Minneapolis and ended up living for twenty years in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
He married Mary Thompson and they had nine children: Agnes, Claude, Adolph, Clara, John, May, Grace, Ethel and Lena.
In 1901 Ole traveled to Alberta and purchased a tract of land from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. He then went back to Devil's Lake and convinced 25 other farmers to come to what is now known as Claresholm in 1902. He sold 21 sections of land in one afternoon. He also had the township surveyed.
Ole was a first cousin to Roald Amundsen, the explorer.
Mary & Ole died in an automobile accident near Calgary, Alberta.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Thompson Amundsen (1867 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Adolph Amundsen (1890 - 1978)*
  Claude J Amundsen (1892 - 1978)*
  Ethel Louise Amundsen Gidman (1901 - 1978)*
  Lena Alberta Amundsen Fix (1904 - 1985)*
  Harold Theodor Amundsen (1906 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
AMUNDSEN
MARY AMUNDSEN
DIED DEC. 30, 1918
AGED
51 YEARS 19 DAYS
OLE AMUNDSEN
DIED DEC 28, 1918
AGED
57 YEARS 10 MOS
SLEEP ON OUR PARENTS AND TAKE THY REST GOD CALLED THEE HOME HE THOUGHT IT BEST

 
Burial:
Claresholm Cemetery
Claresholm
Claresholm Census Division
Alberta, Canada
 
Maintained by: Bear Hugs
Originally Created by: Lorie
Record added: Mar 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50035822
Ole Jacob Amundsen
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Ole Jacob Amundsen
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Ole Jacob Amundsen
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- Linda
 Added: May. 25, 2013
 
 
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