FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Jens "James" Christian Olsen

Born:  19 Sep 1879, _________, Norway? [Unconfirmed online source gives birth at: "Skaglemo, Hedrum, Vestfold, Norway"]

Died:  23 Jan 1925, ________, Humboldt Co., California       Age 45  (cancer?)

Milota/Eureka Library: 1404 McFarland St.; wife Clara; occupation plasterer; Parents Halla (Christiansen) & Ole Olsen; Cause of death Cancer.

 1910 US Census: Age 30; Married; Head of Household; Immigration year 1904 [1884]; Living with his 32 year old Norwegian wife Clara, their daughter Helen age 3, son Nile age 2 and daughter Olga age 3 mos. in their owned home at 1404 ____? St., Ward 3, Eureka, Humboldt Co.; Occupation [unreadable].

Sep 1918 WW I Draft Registration Card: Top of card gives first name "James" & middle name "Christen"; signed at bottom of card first name "Jens" & middle name Christian"; Age 38; Home Address = 1404 McFarland, Eureka; Naturalized Citizen; Occupation of "Mortar man" employed by Cornwell & Christenson at 1231 Myrtle Ave., Eureka; Nearest Relative Clara Olsen; Physical Description: Tall, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Blond Hair.

 1920 US Census: Age 40; Married; Head of Household; Immigration year 1901; Naturalized in 1907; Living with his 41 year old wife Clara, daughter Helen age 12, son Nile age 10, daughter Olga age 9, daughter Jeanette age 8 & son Grant age 6 in owned home at 1404 McFarland St., Eureka; His Occupation "Mason, Working Out".

Humboldt County Directory, Eureka, 1923: Living at 1404 McFarland; wife Clara; Occupation "plasterer".


Obituary:  Humboldt Standard, 24 Jan 1925:


   The funeral of Jens C. Olsen, prominent in Union Labor circles, as held yesterday afternoon from the Pierce parlors and was attended by a large number of friends of the family, including the members of Fram lodge, Sons of Norway.  Religious services were conducted by the Rev. M. Neilsen, with a vocal solo by Alfred Widness.  Interment was at Ocean View cemetery.

   The pall bearers were: Henry I. Tornroth, Charles Banry, Oscar M. Mathiesen, I. Hansen, H. Hansen and Larsen.






1879 -- 1925





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