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Birth: Apr. 15, 1846
Arendal
Aust-Agder fylke, Norway
Death: Nov. 14, 1926
Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA

RESIDENT HERE
40 YEARS DIES

KNUTE OLSON, 80, FORMER
OCEAN AND GREAT LAKES
SAILOR, PASSES AWAY
EARLY SUNDAY
Knute Olson, a resident of this
city for the past forty years, passed
away at his home on Ninth avenue
south early yesterday morning at
the age of 80 years, 7 months and 29
days. Death came as the climax of
an attack of cancer of the stomach,
Mr. Olson having been in failing
health for the past several months.
The deceased settled here with
his family in 1886. He was born in
Arendale, Norway, April 15, 1846,
being the eldest of ten children. On
February 12, 1874, while yet in Nor-
way, Mr. Olson was united in mar-
riage to Emma Caroline Olson. Six
children were born to this union,
five being born in Norway. Voyage
was made to America in 1885 and
nearly two years later the family
residence was made in what is now
Wisconsin Rapids.
Mrs. Olson preceded her husband
in death on January 22, 1925, as
have three sons, Oscar and Ole
James in 1915 and 1916 respectively
and Frank in infancy. For more
than 25 years of his life Mr. Olson
sailed the seas and after settling
here sailed on the Great Lakes.
The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mary A. Olson of Wis-
consin Rapids, two sons, Edwin of
Butte, Montana, and Dr. Walter K.
Olson of Panama, besides three sis-
ters in Norway and two sisters and
a brother in the east.
Funeral services will be held from
the home on Ninth avenue south
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
with the Rev. J. R. Hoesman officiat-
ing. Burial will be made in Forest
Hill cemetery.
--Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; Monday, November 15, 1926 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma Caroline Evensen Olson (1851 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Oscar M. Olson (1884 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Block 149; beyond and left of main entrance.
GPS (lat/lon): 44.40065, -89.80387
 
Created by: Keith
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
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Knute Olson
Added by: Keith
 
Knute Olson
Added by: Keith
 
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