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Oline Gjermundsdatter “Ollie” Lien Flanders

  • Birth 25 Mar 1885 Norway
  • Death 17 Feb 1953 King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 8849396

Oline Gjermunsdatter Lien

The Daughter of, Gjermund Pedersen Lien and Anna Plassen Lien.
Wife of Frank Flanders
Mother of, Opal Audrey Flanders Hewit
Grandmother of, Beverley Hill.

After the death of her Mother in Norway, Oline immigrated to America in her teens with her Father, Brother Georg and Sister Marie. They settled in Minnesota where she met her future Husband Frank.
Grandma Ollie had the most amazing soprano voice and could have made a living singing had she not been a shy little lady (4 ft. 8 in.) who spoke no English and had no idea how talented she was. Instead, she scrubbed floors in hotels, all the while singing wonderful songs from Norway.

Frank & Oline were lured to the frontiers of Sask. with the promise of land to homestead. Life was hard but they worked hard and prospered. A Daughter, Velma was born early in thier marriage and died in infancy. In 1916 a Daughter Opal was born. In the 1940's they decided to give up farming and moved to Vancouver, B.C. From there they moved to Seattle Washington where Oline became a proud American Citizen.
After a long and couragous battle with cancer she died as she had lived, with quiet dignity.

~'We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind'~

I have a website dedicated to my Grandma & Grandpa's life and a very complete history of the Flanders Family from Europe to America.

Our Flanders Family!

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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 30 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8849396
  • Bev
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oline Gjermundsdatter “Ollie” Lien Flanders (25 Mar 1885–17 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8849396, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .