Obit: Olson, Martin #2 (1870 - 1956)


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Surnames: Olson, Johnson, Peterson


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/12/1956


Olson, Martin #2 (3 DEC 1870 - 31 MAR 1956)


Martin Olson, former Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) resident passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls on March 31, 1956, at the age of 85 years.  He was born in Oland, Sweden on Dec. 3, 1870 and came to America on March3, 1900 and resided at Brooklyn, N.Y.


He was united in marriage to Alma Johnson on Christmas Eve in 1904.  Three children were born to them, but 2 daughters preceded him in death.


In 1919 they moved to Unity, Wis., where they engaged in farming.  In 1936 they moved to Thorp, Wis.  Mrs. Olson passed always on Sept. 26, 1951.


He was later married to Mrs. Louise Peterson of Chippewa Falls on Oct. 31, 1952, and resided at Bateman until his death.


He is survived by his wife and one son, Arthur, of thorp; 2 grandsons, Robert of Eau Claire and Gerald of Thorp; 2 great-grandchildren, Joyce and Jeffrey of Eau Claire.


Funeral services were conducted at the Thorp Funeral Home on April 3, 1956, Rev. R.W. Olson officiating.  He was laid to rest in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery at Unity.  Leif Larson, Walter Reinke, Ken Lindquist, Walter Koltis, Edwin G. Schmidt and Wm. J. Klouda acted as pallbearers.



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