1920 Census: Enumeration Dist 143 Supervisors Dist 2. Sheet No 5B, listsAndrew S Olson and family with his mother Oline (name is hard to read)
DEATH: ND State Death Index lists her as Olive C Olson
DEATH: ObituaryPublished in "The Litchville Bulletin" on Feb 8th 1924 Mrs. Oline Christine Olson died at the home of her son, Andrew S Olson,southeast of town, on Friday, Feb 1st, at the hour of 6 am, at the age of76 years and 13 days. Death was caused by a paralytic stoke, with whichthe deceased had previously been an invalid. She was confiened stricklyto her bed for the past year. Mrs Olson was born in Norway on the 18th day of January, 1848, underthe name of Oline Christine Svor. When twenty years of age, and whilestill living in the land of her birth, she was married to Mr Olson. Nineyears later, in 1877, they gathered up their few belongings, and theirlittle brood of children, set sail for the land of opportunities -America. They first located at Benson, MN and after remaining there for afew years, they came to what was then Dakota Territory. Mr Olson workedon the section for a short time and while thus employed, was killed by abolt of lightning, in 1882. The following year, the widow and childrencame to these parts, homesteading the N.W. quarter of section 34,Litchville Township, on which the deceaased continued to live until herend. The children who remain to mourn her death are: Andrew S Olson, livingon the old homestead, Mrs. G.C. Bjone [Gilbert & Ablena] or Verona, Mrs.John M Olson [Olena], of this city Mrs. A.J. Vickerery [Elmer G &Sophia], of Terry, Mont, and S.M. Olson [Stephen], also of our city. Mrs. Olson was a member of the North Lamoure Church, and the last riteswere said in that church on Tuesday, Rev I. L. Lasseson, of Hastingsofficiating. Christ Smedshammer, Olaus Olson, Hans Belling, Gust Belling,Conrad Ellison, and J.C. Haarsagor carried the earthly remains to theresting place in the church-yard cemetery. She fought a good fight; she finished the course! May her reward bringher joy thrrough all eternity.
BURIAL: Name in Burial records (per Merna McGregor in Litchville, ND -has cemetery record books) is Oline K Olson
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I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about you since coming into your family (Great-Granddaughter-in-law). You were obviously a very strong woman. For that we are thankful. You memory will carry on. -
Added: Oct. 29, 2008