FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Oscar Olsen

Born:  17 Oct 1881, Mandal, _____, Norway

Died:  21 Apr 1950, Eureka, Humboldt Co., California      Age 68

California Death Records: Mother's Maiden = Gabrielsen; Father's Last = Knudsen

?[Possible 25 Apr 1902 passenger list of ship SS Hkla arriving New York from "Chrisand" (Kristiansand?) Norway with listing of Oscar Olsen, age 21, "sailor", with last residence of Mandal, Norway

?[Possibly listed in 1910 US Census as a 28 year old single "Sailor/Merchant Vessel" in a large
San Francisco boarding house with many other single Norwegian sailors.]

1920 US Census:  Age: 38; Single; Immigration Year 1902; Naturalized 1909; both parents born Norway; living as a boarder in a large boarding house (John & Mary Somers) in Rohnerville Township; Occupation of "Grader Saw-mill".

1930 US Census:  Age: 48; Single; Immigration Year 1902; Naturalized 1909; both parents born Norway; living alone in owned home on Cottage St. (Myrtle Ave/Park St area), Eureka; Occupation of "Lumber Grader Lumber Mill"; Veteran = No.

1940 US Census:  Age: 59; Single; living alone in owned home (address not given, but living close to Peter Lee, as well as Harold & Anna Lee); 8th grade education; Occupation of "Rancher, Own Ranch".

Apr 1942 WW II Draft Registration Card: Age 60, Place of Birth = Mandal, Norway; Residence = Rt. 1, Box 21, Hill Tract, Eureka, Humboldt Co., Calif; Contact Person = Harry Lee, Hill Tract, Eureka; Employer = "Self - Framer" at Hill Tract, Eureka; Height - 6' 1"; 200 lbs; blue eyes, blond hair, light complexion.


Obituary:  Humboldt Times, 22 Apr 1950, p. 2:

       Oscar Olsen Of Eureka Passes

   Death came yesterday to Oscar Olsen, 68, a native of Norway, at a local hospital.  He had resided in Eureka for the past 25 years and in the United States for 48 years.  He was a member of the Fram Lodge 13, Sons of Norway.

   Surviving him are a brother, Gabriel Olsen of Eureka, and two nieces, Mrs. Anna Lee and Mrs. Cecile Gimle, both of Eureka; and a cousin in Norway.

   Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Sanders Mortuary with the Rev. Johannes Hoifjeld to officiate.  Interment will be in the Sons of Norway plot of Ocean View Cemetery.  






1881 --- 1950





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