FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Osmund [?Jurss?Jurson?] Vetrhus

Born:  13 Sep 1891, Kristiansand, Norway [? Vetrhus, Birkenes (Aust-Agder), Norway ?]

Died:  18 Jun 1936, Loleta, Humboldt Co., California     Age 44 (heart failure/pneumonia)

Milota/Eureka Library: Died 18 Jun 1936 at his home in Loleta of heart failure and pneumonia (inform. Daniel Vetrhus); wife Dagny M.; Creamery Truck Driver; born Kristiansand, Norway; Parents Psille (Buli) [?Aasille Danielsdtr?] & Jur [?Johnss] Vetrhus, both born Norway.

 1910 US Census:  Age 18; Single, Immigration Year 1909; Living as a "Hired Man (Employee)" in the farm home of Henry and Bertha Ruprecht in the Burns area, Anoka Co., Minnesota. His occupation was listed as "Laborer, Farm Labor."

Jun 1917 WW I Draft Registration Card:  Age 25, Single; Home address of "Loleta, Calif."; Born in Kristiansand, Norway; Had declared intentions to gain naturalized citizenship; Occupation of "Farmer" working for "Nis"? Petersen at Loleta, Calif.; Physical description: tall, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Humboldt County Directory, Loleta, 1922: Living in Loleta with occupation of "teamster."

Humboldt County Directory, Loleta, 1925: Living in Loleta with wife Dagney & occupation "truck driver."

 1930 US Census:  Age 38, Married; Immigration Year 1909; Naturalized Citizen; Head of the household; Living with his 39 year old Norwegian wife Dagny, 9 year old daughter June, his 27 year old brother John and 41 year old brother-in-law Olof Christensen. They are living in Osmund's owned home on Park St., Loleta Township, Humboldt Co., and Osmund's occupation is listed as "Truck Driver, Creamery" and he is indicated as a Veteran of the World War.

Humboldt County Directory, Loleta, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935: Living in Loleta with wife Dagny.


Obituary/Death Notice:  Humboldt Standard, 19 Jun 1936, Friday Evening:


VETRHUS --- In Loleta, Calif., on Thursday, June 18th, 1935, Osmund Vetrhus, beloved husband of Dagny M. Vetrhus, loved father of June Vetrhus, loving son of Jur Vetrhus, loved brother of Mrs. Sina Fidjeland, Mrs. Johanne Fidgeland, the foregoing all of Loleta, Calif., and Mrs. Sigrid Phillips of Eureka, Daniel Vetrhus of Fortuna and John Vetrhus of Klamath, a native of Norway, aged 44 years, 9 months and 5 days.

   Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, June 21st, 1936, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. from Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street, Eureka, California.  Rev. Paul Borup officiating.  Interment at Sons of Norway Plot, Ocean View Cemetery, under the auspices of Fram Lodge, No. 13, Sons of Norway.






1891  ---  1936





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