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Marriage: Children:
  1. David Alexander Olson: Birth: 27 OCT 1894 in Chicago, Illinois. Death: 12 DEC 1972 in Ft. Morgan, CO

  2. Ruth A. Olson: Birth: MAR 1896 in Michigan. Death: 1950 in Colorado (in institution)

  3. Mabel Christina Olson: Birth: 11 JAN 1898 in Charlevoix, Michigan. Death: 16 DEC 1995 in Sumner, WA

  4. John Edward Olson: Birth: 24 AUG 1907 in Michigan. Death: 4 JAN 1991 in Colorado


Sources
1. Title:   Obituary of Alfred Nels OLSON

Notes
a. Note:   From Obit: After working in Minnesota as a farm laborer (1883), Alfred worked in a steel mill in Chicago, until 1891. Went back to Sweden and married Augusta Johnson of Borgholm on Jan 15, 1892. Returned to Chicago, and worked in steel mills 2 more years. Ill health moved him to seek other employment. Moved to Charlevoix in 1894 toheavily wooded area, where he farmed and did logging for lumber mills. In 1910, back to Chicago. TOured through Tennessee looking for new home. Started for Idaho. FOUnd out about opportunities in Denver. In January 1911, moved into sod house on claim 18 miles sw of Akron, CO. Continued to live in the old homestead until 1928. Vacationed in California, returned to Rago in 1929. BOught a farm near the homestead and lived there, except for years in Ft. MOrgan 1943-1947. "Always interested in home and community affairs. He helped get the appointment for the old Rago post office, and was the first mail carrier from that office." "He was one of a Christina family and in earloy life was converted and lived a continuous Christian life. He was a member of an early Holiness Mission that was later merged with other Holiness Missions and later became what is now known as The CHurch of the Nazarene. He was a charter member of the Gary Church of the Nazarene where he attended and helped support for many years. "In 1943 he transferred his membership to the church in Ft. Morgan, and there retaining his membership until his passing. His Christiona character was an inspiration to all who knew him. "The final three years of his life was spent as an invalid, having to be waited on hand and foot, but even in these trying days he remained always cheerful and uncomplaining" ... "His devoted wife, two sons and two daughters survive him: JOhn of Brush; Alick, of Fort Morgan; Mrs. Mabel Morey of SUmner, Wash.; Miss RUth Olson of Brush. A brother, John of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren."


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