Edwin N. Olson

Edwin N. Olson
b: 21 OCT 1893
d: 2 SEP 1983

Edwin was born at the farm in Sharon on October 21, 1893. It is myopinion that he is the baby in the baptismal dress in the picture from the Dragland webb site. Signe is the little girland Otelius Nikolai the little boy who died November 25, 1893. The1900 census for Steel County, Westfield Townshipnotes that Edwin is 7 years old. He attended Westfield School located three miles from the farm. He is in the second rowof the class picture taken in 1905 and listed as a pupil for the schoolyear October 15, 1906 to May 17, 1907. He wasconfirmed at Hoff Lutheran Church in 1907. In 1919 he married EllenCornelius and they were divorced in 1931.
Edwin lost an eye in an accident and wore a glass eye. He worked for atime as operator of a steam engine in a flour mill and attended the NorthDakota State University, Fargo, ND for four years. He returned to Sharonand took a job as operator of the town's electrical generating system.He also became the town constable, jailer and road commissioner. He wasan elder in the Lutheran Church and a member of the school board [Dennis'records]. During the time he worked in Sharon, he perfected a processfor manufacturing batteries and formed the Olson Electric Company. In1927 he moved to Minot, ND where he started a battery factory and hiscompany turned out thousands of storage batteries that were distributedthroughout North Dakota, Montana, and Canada. He sold the company in1934 and formed the E. N. Olson Electric Works, a business that focusedon the rewinding, repair and sale of electric motors. The businessexpanded into the rural electrification program. He retired in 1964 andsold his interest in the company to P & C Electric.
Edwin ran for mayor of Minot, ND in 1942. He was active in the EaglesLodge and was named to the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1968. He was alsoactive in the Sons of Norway and the American Association of RetiredPersons and was a member of the Minot Senior Citizens.
Edwin died September 2, 1983 in a Minot hospital. Noren Melandrepresented the Meland family at his funeral held at Thomas FuneralChapel on September 6, 1983 and served as a pallbearer with Elwin, Dennisand Robert. "If you ever should visit Minot, please go to the SunsetMemorial Gardens and visit Ed's grave site. The cemetery is just a fewmiles north of the airport on the west side of highway 83. Ed was laidto rest in a place of High Honor just at the foot of a very largebeautiful marble monument that was built by the Minot Eagles on the Northedge of the cemetery. Indeed, dear Uncle Ed will be long remembered byhis many friends and those he served." Noren Meland

  • 21 OCT 1893 - Birth - ; Sharon, Steele County, ND
  • 9 SEP 1983 - Burial - ; Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND
  • 2 SEP 1983 - Death - ; Minot, ND.
Ole Thorsen
24 DEC 1817 - 20 JUN 1890
Daniel Bertheus Olson
3 AUG 1861 - 1 MAY 1931
Mette Jonette Danielsdtr
4 FEB 1831 - 29 JAN 1913
Edwin N. Olson
21 OCT 1893 - 2 SEP 1983
Erik Norman Erlandsen
25 JUL 1819 -
Anna Louise Eriksen
24 JUL 1862 - 29 DEC 1953
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Daniel Bertheus Olson
Birth3 AUG 1861Dragland i Tjeldsund (Nordland)
Death1 MAY 1931 Pneumonia, Dr. Glasscock, Sharon, ND
Marriage29 NOV 1890to Anna Louise Eriksen at Finley, Clifton Twsp. Steele County, ND by B. Tollefsen
FatherOle Thorsen
MotherMette Jonette Danielsdtr
PARENT (F) Anna Louise Eriksen
Birth24 JUL 1862Srvikmark, Harstad
Death29 DEC 1953 Northwood Home, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage29 NOV 1890to Daniel Bertheus Olson at Finley, Clifton Twsp. Steele County, ND by B. Tollefsen
FatherErik Norman Erlandsen
MotherSerine Birgitte Olsdotter
FMarie Josephine Olson
Birth19 APR 1896Sharon, ND
Death21 SEP 1967Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Nils Meland at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
FSigne Kristine Olson
Birth3 FEB 1888Srvikmark, Trondenes
Death27 JUL 1921Sharon, ND
MEdwin N. Olson
Birth21 OCT 1893Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death2 SEP 1983Minot, ND.
Marriage1919to Ellen Cornelius at Sharon, ND
MOtelius Nikolai
Birth20 MAR 1891Sharon, ND
Death25 NOV 1893Sharon, ND
MOle Nikolai Olson
Birth7 MAY 1894Sharon, Steele County. ND
Death2 FEB 1987Veterans Hospital, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN
MarriageAUG 1943to Hilda Veedahl Danielson at North Dakota
FEsther Viola Olson
Birth12 JUN 1898Sharon, Steele County, ND
DeathFEB 1987Minneapolis, MN
Marriage10 NOV 1918to Henry Rydland at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
MBirger Rudolph Olson
Birth23 MAY 1900Sharon, Steele County,Westfield Township, ND
Death17 OCT 1990Redwood Falls Hospital, Redwood Falls, MN
Marriage12 JAN 1925to Ella Louise Christen at Aneta, ND
MVictor Evelin Olson
Birth23 JUN 1903Sharon, Steele County ND.
Death22 APR 1904Sharon, Steele County, ND.
MVictor Otelius
Birth16 JUN 1905Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death15 APR 1976Beloit.Wisconsin
Marriageto Clara Stevenson
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edwin N. Olson
Birth21 OCT 1893Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death2 SEP 1983 Minot, ND.
Marriage1919to Ellen Cornelius at Sharon, ND
FatherDaniel Bertheus Olson
MotherAnna Louise Eriksen
PARENT (F) Ellen Cornelius
BirthNorthwood, Steele County, ND
Death2 SEP 1973 Tacoma, WA
Marriage1919to Edwin N. Olson at Sharon, ND
MElwin N. Olson
Birth31 MAY 1921Sharon, ND
Death2 MAR 2000Wickenberg, AZ
Marriage1944to Norma Jean at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
MDennis Harris Olson
Birth26 APR 1923Sharon, Steele County, ND
Death12 FEB 2004Kaiser Hospital, Roseville, CA
Marriage3 SEP 1949to Marie Stoumbis at Minot, ND.
Marriageto Marie
Descendancy Chart
Edwin N. Olson b: 21 OCT 1893 d: 2 SEP 1983
Ellen Cornelius d: 2 SEP 1973
Elwin N. Olson b: 31 MAY 1921 d: 2 MAR 2000
Norma Jean d: 1999
Dennis Harris Olson b: 26 APR 1923 d: 12 FEB 2004
Marie Stoumbis b: 1 APR 1924 d: 11 MAY 2008
Dennis E.C. Olson ,Sr. b: 8 APR 1950 d: 12 AUG 1997
Carol Marie Olson b: 2 JUN 1955 d: 7 FEB 1992

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