Individual Record 75

Name}   Olson, Agnes Wilma Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa  4 Oct 1911 Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Marr.: Date}   Place}      
Death: Date} Exa 19 Jan 1929 Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 21 Jan 1929 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   9 = Geog history
Source 2}  70 = Interview
Source 3} 162 = Letter
Source 4} 197 = Photograph
Source 5} 207 = School recd
Source 6} 213 = Photograph
Source 7} 238 = Receipts
Source 8} 489 = Photograph
Source 9} 671 = Photograph
Source 10} 732 = 1920 USA cen
Source 11} 1235=Church rec
Source 12} 431 = Obituary
Source 13}  19 = Cemetery rec
Source 14} 1264=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Henry John Olson and Amy Susan Noble
   Relationship No.} 2
1st Household No.} 14 = Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} Student
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime}  
 Total Number of} None
Notes:  Agnes was born 4 Oct 1911 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, in the family home at 326 N. Wilson Avenue.  Her parents were Henry John Olson and amy Susan Noble.  She had an older brother Donald Keith, born in 1907.
Click to enlarge Agnes is shown in the photograph at left with her mother Amy at about age two.  She attended Garfield Avenue School, in the Alhambra City School District, from 1st grade through 8th grade, September 17, 1917 through June 19, 1925.  Her 8th grade teacher, Alice C. Thorpe, was also one of my teachers when I attended Garfield over 30 years later.  Her report cards show that she was sometimes absent, but never tardy.  While her grades were mostly average or above average, she got occasional below average grades in history and geography.

Click to enlarge In the 1920 U.S. census, Agnes, her parents, and brother Don were still living on Wilson Avenue.  The family moved to their newly built home at 420 North Second Street in 1922.  Agnes took music lessons from Josephine Smith and others belonging to the Imperial College of Music and Arts, Los Angeles.  These included piano and the four-string banjo, seen in the photograph to the right, which is currently in my possession.  Lesson receipts dated March 13, 1925 through July 3, 1925, were found in the banjo case.

Click to enlarge Agnes attended Alhambra High School.  Her 9th and 10th grade report cards show her taking Singing, English, Oral Expression, Algebra, Spanish, Geometry, History, and Gym.  In October 1928, her senior year, she became ill with tuberculosis.  She died January 19, 1929, just months short of graduation.  She is seen at left with Marion Dean, her cousin with whom she was good friends.  Marion had died two years earlier, of rheumatic fever.  Agnes is buried in the Olson family plot in the San Gabriel Cemetery on Roses Road in San Gabriel, with her parents.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Agnes circa 1920
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school
Military: Service} None
Health Condition} Tuberculosis
 Cause of Death} Tuberculosis
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   9 May 2014
Date Created}  14 Apr 1993
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