Alvin Henry “A. H.” Olson

Alvin Henry “A. H.” Olson

Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota, USA
Death 20 May 1965 (aged 75)
Kragnes, Clay County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Kragnes Township, Clay County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 32, grave 1
Memorial ID 61418322 · View Source
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Born in Casselton, N.D. Home was in the City of Kragnes. Alvin was among the first class to be confirmed in the Oak Mound Congregational Church on 27 Aug 1905 by Rev. T. Henry Lewis. He was a charter member and the first President of the Oak Mound Farmers Club in 1912. Manager of the Alfred Olson Company which comprised of a grain elevator and a machinery dealership. Alvin worked on building roads for the State of North Dakota. He was a mechanic and a talented handyman. Served in the U. S. Army in W.W. I as a mechanic. Helped his son, Jimmie in the 1930s build one of the first snowmobiles around the area. It was driven with an airplane propeller. From 1948-50, he was the head carpenter in charge of the large addition that was added onto Oak Mound Church. Was a carpenter and farmer, and retired in 1960. Member of the American Legion, Melvin E. Hearl Post, Moorhead. Funeral was held at Wright Funeral Chapel, May 22, 1965, at 2:00 p.m.

Alvin H. Olson of Kragnes Dies

Alvin H. Olson, 75, Kragnes, Minn., died at his home Thursday morning.

He had been a carpenter and farmed and had retired about five years ago.

Mr. Olson was born at Casselton, N.D., Jan. 26, 1890, and had lived at Kragnes sine a child. He married Dora Olness there March 10, 1916.

He was a veteran of the Army in World War I, and had been a member of the Moorhead American Legion.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. S. I. (Ethel) Boyd, Morrisville, N.C.; three sons, Alvern of Kragnes; James and Milton of 501 18th Ave. S., Moorhead;

Three brothers, Bennie, 422 2nd Ave. N., Moorhead, Edward, 1316 3rd Ave. N., Moorhead, and Eben, 1215 10th St. N., Moorhead, and five grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
(Wright Funeral Home)


JAN 26 1890 MAY 20 1965

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