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 Mabel M. <I>Olsen</I> Gilman

Mabel M. Olsen Gilman

Motley, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA
Death 3 Dec 1980 (aged 89)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 24, lot 335, grave 3.5
Memorial ID 120189678 · View Source
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Mabel Olsen was born in Motley MN.
Motley is in Cass Co. and in
Morrison Co. Minnesota

Grave marker dob error
Social Security Death Index
DOB: Oct. 22,1891- DOD: Dec. 1980

Lakewood Cemetery Records site
Mabel passed away Dec. 3,1980 at
89 yrs old. Burial Dec. 5, 1980.

Both Parents immigrated from
Norway to the USA.
Mabel was younger than her
sisters Anna and Ella Olsen. Her
Parents married in 1888. Mabel's
Mother immigrated to the USA
in 1887. Her Mother Annie was
the Widow of Johannes Olsen
in 1887. Mabel's Mother Annie Olsen
remarried to Ole Olsen, brother
of Johannes Olsen as a young Widow
with baby Anna Olsen.

Grave Marker has 1881 DOB
Memorial dob based on actual DOB
Writer to notify Lakewood Cemetery
to see if they can correct dob
error on Mabel's grave marker.
All immediate Family deceased.
Writer is related. Unknown what
results will be.

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Father: Ole J. Olsen (Olson)
Mother: Annie Amundsdatter Olsen

(Ole Olsen Mellemsdokken in Norway)

William Augustus Gilman

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** In Loving Memory of Mabel **
Mabel will be loved, missed and
remembered forever in the hearts
of all who loved her. Mabel's
Parents Ole and Annie immigrated
from Norway to the USA before she
was born. Mabel's older sister
Annie was born in Norway. Mabel
and her siblings grew up in
Minnesota. It appears that Mabel
and her spouse William resided in
California when William passed away.
Mabel's husband William passed away
as a young adult in San Francisco
California in 1921. By 1930, Mabel
resided in the Mpls MN area again.
Mabel lived at Booth Manor Senior
Highrise near Loring Park in S. Mpls
area in later years. Mabel's Sister
Emma also resided at Booth Manor.
They enjoyed the many Senior Activities
and community events. Mabel was a Widow
for many Years. Emma was also a Widow
when she lived at Booth Manor.
Our Family is not aware of Mabel
having any children. Mabel is buried
next to her beloved late Spouse
William and near other Family Members
at Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls. Mabel
is survived by many relatives in MN
and in Norway.
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U.S. Social Security Death Index:
Mabel Gilman
last residence Mpls MN
dob: Oct. 22, 1891
dod: Dec. 1980

Social Security Benefits Claims:
Mabel Olsen Gilman
dob: Oct. 22, 1891
born in Motley MN
Father: Olaf Olsen
Mother: Anne Amundsen
( Father was Ole Olsen)

Family information included on many
sites. LDS Family Search, Minnesota
Historical Society,,, other sites. Family in
Minnesota in communication with
Family in Norway again. Mabel's
family tree information is also
included in the Norway Tomine Espvik
Family tree on Tomine was
Mabel's Sister who lived in Norway
from her Father Ole's previous
marriage in Norway. Our Family
has a Family Tree via the
Anton and Hannah Olson Family
that includes Mabel's Family.


Mabel's Obituary
Friday Dec.5, 1980 Mpls Tribune
page 7 D
Mabel M. Gilman
age 89 yrs old
1421 Yale Place Mpls, MN
Survived by Sisters
Mrs. Ella Hokanson & Mrs. Emma Rance
Funeral Services - Albin Chapel
Noon Services- Ralph Albinson Director
2200 Nicollet Ave Mpls MN
Interment Lakewood Cemetery

King Co. Washington Marriage Records
Dec. 14, 1918
William A. Gilman
Mabel M. Olsen

1900 Minneapolis MN Federal Census
Mabel was about 8 yrs, dob Oct.1891
Living with Parents and Siblings
Parents both born in Norway
Mabel born in Minnesota
Ole Olson age 45 yrs old
Annie Olson 37 yrs
Anna Olson 16 yrs
Ella Olson 11 yrs
Mabel Olson 8 yrs
Emma Olson 6 yrs
Raymond Olson 2 yrs

1930 Minneapolis MN Federal Census
Mabel Gilman
born abt 1892, age 38 yrs
625 E. 14th St. Mpls MN
Norwegian Boarding Home
Occupation: Stenographer,engraving
Mabel was living with a very large
group of other adults, many
different surnames.

Not known why Mabel was living
in a Boarding home. She had many
relatives living in Minnesota.
Mabel's Brother had T.B. illness
at that time.


To Note: Mabel's brother Merlin of passed
away of 1930. Unknown why Mabel's
spouse passed away as a young adult.
Mabel's Cousin, Oline Olson Carlson
told our Family that there was a lot
of Tuberculosis (T.B.) illness years ago.

Many Family members changed Olsen spelling
from Olsen to Olson after immigration from
Norway to the USA. Some Family kept Olsen,
others changed to Olson in same family.
Unclear regarding Mabel's Family. Some
documents Olson, others Olsen.

It is possible, but not confirmed that
Mabel's spouse William served in the
US Military in California per a 1910
Federal Census.

Additional information regarding Mabel's
family, photos, written tributes welcome
for Mabel's Findagrave Memorial site.
Our Family, including our Relatives
in Norway welcome more family information.
Mabel's Cousin Oline Marie Olson
Carlson, our Family historian
knew much about family history. Our
beloved Oline has passed away. Oline
cherished her fond memories of her
Olsen Cousins.

Family Members


dob error on grave marker

Gravesite Details Mabel's dob was 1891, headstone has error for dob





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  • Added: 11 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120189678
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel M. Olsen Gilman (22 Oct 1891–3 Dec 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120189678, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by d lester (contributor 48245311) .