Lelia May <I>Strickland</I> Olsen

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Lelia May Strickland Olsen

  • Birth 1 Feb 1895 Howland, Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Death 25 Jul 1988 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 27300506

From an unnamed and undated obituary: Lelia May Olsen, 93, formerly of 1810 W. Austin St., died in a Dallas hospital at 10 p.m. Monday, July 25. Services were conducted at Evergreen Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, with the Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Olsen was born Feb. 1, 1895, in Howland, a daughter of Condary Strickland and Julia Ann Smith Strickland. She attended Howland schools and married Capt. Herman N. Olsen in 1936. He died Dec. 13, 1942, while serving in the Maritime Service. She worked for the State Comtroller in Austin, retiring in 1960 when she moved to Paris. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 5. Surviving are several nieces and a nephew, including Virginia Strickland Kreig of Huntsville, Evelyn Stuart Williams of Lubbock, Louise Strickland Scott of Dallas, Catherine Strickland Shelley of CA. and Marion Strickland of Okoboji, IA.
Note: On the Lamar County Death and Cemetery site, this is also entered under surname Strickland. [This article and a picture of the deceased are on file in The Genealogical Society of Northeast Texas Library, the Taylor Collection, Box O.] *Buried next to Joel S. Strickland. Her headstone says Capt. Olsen died in 1945; however her obituary shows his date of death was 1942.



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  • Created by: beckyt
  • Added: 3 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27300506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lelia May Strickland Olsen (1 Feb 1895–25 Jul 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27300506, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by beckyt (contributor 46953681) .