|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1859|
Oppland fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1936|
OLE O. WOLD (ETNEDALEN, VALDERS)
Ole Wold of Eleva died Tuesday, July 14,1936 when overcome by excessive heat, aged 77 years and six months. Funeral services were held from the home and the Eleva Norwegian Lutheran church Friday, the Rev. A. Wichmann officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery near the village.
Mr. Wold was born in Etnedalen, Valders, Norway, February 15, 1859, the oldest son of Ole O. and Kari Wold. With five brothers and sisters, he came with his parents to America in 1866, settling in Dane County, Wisconsin. After remaining in Dane County about four years, the Wolds came to Trempealeau, homesteading land in Sam Dowd's Coulee, a valley in the Town of Preston just over the hill and east of Irvin Coulee. Here Ole grew to manhood. As a young man Ole Wold set out to make his own living. One of his first jobs was to drive the stagecoach on the line between Whitehall and Eau Claire. After a time, wishing to settle down, he went into the mercantile business in Eleva, which he continued for 35 years and then retired to a small farm on the outskirts of the village. It was while working in the hayfield on this farm on one of the hottest days on record in Wisconsin that Mr. Wold, whose health had been poor for many months, was overcome and died almost instantly last Tuesday morning.
Mr. Wold was married to Miss Lena Fimrite of Lookout in 1895 by the Reverend Helsem. He took his bride immediately to Eleva, where he had established his store, and in this community they lived happily together for the 41 years until his passing.
Eight children were born to them, of whom the first four died in infancy.
The surviving children are Adam of Eleva; Otis of Rochester, Michigan; and Mildred and Margaret, twin girls who reside at home and are employed in Eleva.
Moving into the settlement in its beginning, Mr. Wold was one of the Eleva pioneers. He was a charter member of the Lutheran church of that place. He was a member of the village board 28 years and served as mayor 14 terms. He was a valuable resident of the village 50 years, working untiringly for its progress and welfare.
Mr. Wold was one of 13 children. Two children died in infancy in Dane County, and one sister, Carolyn, Mrs. John Iverson of Whitehall, preceded him in death. The surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Sarah Hanson, Whitehall; Henry of Grand Forks, North Dakota; John of Eleva; Thomas O. of Mahnomen, Minnesota; Anton of Devils Lake, North Dakota; Ida, Mrs. G.S. Rice of Whitehall; Anna, Mrs. Oscar Brager of Grand Forks; Lena, Mrs. John Peterson of Ada, Minnesota; and Marion, Mrs. C.H. Anderson, Whitehall.
The widow and the four children named before survive the deceased, besides one grandson, son of Otis Wold of Rochester, Michigan. Otis came home for the funeral services. Mrs. Donald Warner and Miss Edith Warner, Whitehall sang "Heaven Is My Home" at the funeral, accompanied by Miss Valborg Thomte at the piano. Aage Wichmann and Henry Kjentvet also sang a duet and the Rev. Wichmann rendered a Norwegian solo.
Pallbearers were Frank Blodgett, Morris Clement, Ed Englesby, P.M. Gilberg, H. J. Halverson and John Skogstad.
THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JULY 23, 1936
Ole Olson Vold Wold (1835 - 1907)
Signi Marie Wold Hanson (1858 - 1937)*
Ole Vold (1859 - 1936)*
Ole O. Wold (1859 - 1936)
Caroline Wold Iverson (1860 - 1925)*
John O. Wold (1867 - 1950)*
Thomas C Wold (1869 - 1946)*
Anton O Wold (1870 - 1957)*
Ida Inger Olina Wold Rice (1873 - 1954)*
Anna Christina Wold Brager (1874 - 1957)*
Marion Wold Anderson (1876 - 1940)*
Old Whitehall Cemetery
Created by: Donald Paul Anderson
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33169415