Obit: Samulson, Ole (1860 - 1946)

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Surnames: Samuelson, Dahl, Anderson, Kott, Shorey, Watts, Hendrickson, Radke, Jacobson, Peterson, Samulson

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1946

Samulson, Ole (23 JUN 1860 - 27 AUG 1946)

Ole Samuelson, pioneer resident of the Stanley Country since 1884, died at the Luther Hospital early Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1946, after a brief illness.

He was born in upper Foldalen, Norway on June 23, 1860. His childhood days were spent near the locality in which he spent was born or in the neighborhood of Tyset, where he later clerked in a large store.

In 1880 he arrived in Boston, From there he went to Menominee Junction, where he was employed by the Knapp Stout Lumber Co., to work near Rice Lake and near Wilson. In 1882 he was employed at the Schilisted store in Baldwin.

In 1884 he purchase the farm now known as Guernseyland Farm, located two and one-half miles south of Stanley. Here he has resided until his death.

Mr. Samulson has always been interested in local and community affairs. He served as district clerk of the Garfield School for nineteen years. For several years he was active as town supervisor and as town chairman. It was in this latter capacity that he was instrumental in established the town of Worden (Clark Co., Wis.). He served six years as supervisor of assessments of Clark County. He was a member of the first board of directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank at Stanley and was one of the founders of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (South side). Besides these activities he assisted in organizing the Stanley Dairy and Warehouse Co., where he served in several positions. For four years he was its manager.

On Mar. 17, 1893 he was united in marriage to Petra Dahl, who preceded him in death in 1943. One son, Richard, died in infancy. His brother, Samuelson, died in 1944.

He is survived by one brother, Andrew Samuelson of Stanley; one daughter, Alva, who teaches in Kenosha, Wis., and one son, Selmer, who resides on the home farm at Stanley. There are two grandchildren, Patricia and Carolyn Samulson.

Among the foster children who have made their home with the Samulson’s are: Mrs. Clifford Anderson of Eau Claire, and her brother, George Kott of Milwaukee; Mrs. Neal Shorey of Stanley; Mrs. Fred Watts of Anoka, Minn.; Henry Hendrickson of Everett, Wash.; Lamoine Jacobson, Alvin Radke, and Joyce Peterson of Stanley.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from Out Savior’s Lutheran Church. Pallbearers were: Abner Krogen, William Gruber, Eilef Embretsen, Harry Boie, Nels Larson and Elmer Anderson. Interment was at the East Side Cemetery.



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