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Oden Torkelson
Birth: Sep. 14, 1857
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death: Jan. 14, 1901
Taylor County
Iowa, USA

In Norway, his name was Odin Ingebrigtsen Torkildsen was the son of Ingebrigt Torkildsen and Karen Olsdatter. In Norway's 1875 census his occupation was Tinsmith Apprentice. He was also a sailor.
His name was Odin so I think he must have looked like Odin, the Norse God.
He left Norway and came to America with his wife, Anna, and daughters, Karen and Mildred. They settled in Iowa where he was employed as the foreman for the railroad.
Odin and Anna had five more children born in Iowa: Olaf, Martin, Edna, Emmett and Eva.
He was adored by his wife, children and the community. He passed away at age 44.


Bedford Free Press
Thursday January 17, 1901 [p. 1]
Sudden Death at Blockton
Word reaches Bedford of the sudden death on Monday morning of O. [den] Torkelson, section foreman at that place. He was enjoying his usual health on Sunday morning, but soon after breakfast he became suddenly unconscious, and died within twenty-four hours. The cause of his death is not known, but it is supposed it was due to a broken blood vessel in his head. 
Family links: 
  Anna Marie Erickson Torkelson (1849 - 1943)
  Karen Torkelson Philpott (1877 - 1968)*
  Olaf Albert Torkelson (1885 - 1933)*
  Martin Torkelson (1886 - 1908)*
  Emmett Charles Torkelson (1888 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Oden Torkelson
Died Jan. 14, 1901
Aged 44y 4m
Blockton Cemetery
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
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Oden Torkelson
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- Gennaphyr
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013
To my Great Grand Father Oden Torkelson I have been looking for you for a very long time. Emmett Charles TOrkelson was my Grandfather who I never met,Carrie Caroline Karen was my great aunt. Ramona, Maurine,cousin's. still looking for Eva and Edna Torkels...(Read more)
- D Torkelson
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013

- Jennifer
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012
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