FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Olaf Christensen

Born:  29 Jan 1889, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

Died:  6 Jan 1932, San Francisco, California     Age 42 ? [Calif. Death Index] or

                                        Age 43 [12 days short of age 44 as per Death Notice below]

 ?? 1910 US Census: [Given name unclear] Age 19; Single; Immigration Year 1900; Living as a "Cabin Mate" with many other workers at Eel River Valley Lbr. Co. Mill-Cook House and Camps, Rohnerville Township, Humboldt Co.

??  1910 US Census: [Last name spelled "Christeansen"] Age 21; Single; Immigration Year 1892; Naturalized; Living with parents (Martin & Christina), younger sister Dagne, and cousin Henry Larsen (age 19); Living in owned home at 2007 A St., Eureka, Humboldt Co.; Olaf's occupation of "millman, lumber"; his father's occupation was "Life Saving, Station"; His sister's occupation was "waitress, cook house".

Jun 1917 WW I Draft Registration Card:  Age 28; Single; No Dependents; Naturalized Citizen; Occupation of "laborer" for Eureka Sash Door and Molding, S St. near 1st St., Eureka, Cal.; Physical Description: Tall, Medium Build, Dark Blue Eyes; Light Brown Hair.

??  1920 US Census:  Age 30; Single; Immigration Year 1902; Naturalized; Living with a Norwegian family (29 year old Jacob Jacobsen, wife Valborg & 3 year old daughter Christine) in a rented home at 1354 Kansas St., San Francisco, California; Olaf's occupation was "millman, mill"; the occupation of head of household Jacob was "Door Sash Maker, Factory".

?? California Death Index:  "Olaf M Christensen"; Age 42 (born about 1890); Died 6 Jan 1932; San Francisco, California ??


Obituary:  Humboldt Standard, 6 Jan 1932:

         Olaf Christiansen Dies in Bay City

   Olaf M. Christiansen, 44, died this morning at Letterman hospital in San Francisco, after a brief illness.

   Deceased left here several days ago, accompanied by his nephew for a visit in San Francisco.  He was taken ill a few days ago and died early this morning.

   He was a native of Drammen, Norway.  Coming to Eureka when13 years of age, he had resided here all but six years since that time.

   Fraternally he was a member of Fram Lodge No. 13, Sons of Norway of which he was a charter member and past president.  Christiansen also was a veteran of the World War

   Surviving him are his father, Martin Christiansen, and two sisters, Mrs. Magda Hessel of San Francisco and Mrs. Dagney Vetrhus of Loleta.

   The body will arrive here by train tomorrow morning and funeral services will be held 'Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Sanders Funeral Home.  The Rev. Paul Borup of the Norwegian-Danish Lutheran church will officiate at the religious services and interment will be in the Sons of Norway plot at Ocean View cemetery.

   The services will be under the auspices of Fram Lodge.


Notice:  Humboldt Standard, 7-8 Jan 1932:

            FRAM LODGE

 All members of Ram Lodge are requested to meet at Wabash and E streets Sunday, January 10th at 1:15 p.m. to attend the funeral of our late brother Olaf Christensen.

          HAAKON HANSEN, President.     


Death Notice:  7 Jan 1932


CHRISTENSEN---In San Francisco, on Wednesday, January 6th, 1931 (sic), Olaf M. Christensen, beloved son of Mr. Martin Christensen of Eureka, loved brother of Mrs. Dagny Vetrhus of Loleta and Mrs. Magda Hessel of San Francisco; a native of Norway, aged 43 years, 11 months and 17 days.  

   Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, January 10th, 1932, 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.







1889  ---  1932




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