Individual Record 81

Name}   Olson, Josephine Sophia (Josie) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam Jun 1876 Place} Jack Rabbit, Lincoln, Nevada
Marr.: Date}   Place}      
Death: Date} Exa 6 May 1902 Place} At home, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 8 May 1902 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  16 = 1900 USA cen
Source 2}  19 = Cemetery rec
Source 3}  27 = 1880 USA cen
Source 4} 364 = Church recrd
Source 5} 420 = Newspaper
Source 6} 421 = Newspaper
Source 7} 423 = Newspaper
Source 8} 425 = Newspaper
Source 9} 426 = Newspaper
Source 10}429 = Newspaper
Source 11}430 = Newspaper
Source 12}888 = Letter
Source 13}1136=Photograph
Source 14}1222=Cemetery rec
Source 15}1225=Obituary
Source 16}1267=School recd
Source 17}1268=Newspaper
Parents: } Hans Olson & Mary Staheli
   Relationship No.} 4
1st Household No.} 21 = Spring Valley, Nevada
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2} Music teacher
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime}  
 Total Number of} 0
Notes:  Josephine was born in Jack Rabbit, Nevada in June of 1876, and was to become the oldest of seven children.  In the 1880 U.S. census, her parents were living in Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada, and she had a younger sister and brother.  Her family traveled by wagon to Oregon, and then to Southern California, arriving in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on 24 Dec 1882.  In the 1900 U.S. census, the entire family was living on Wilson Avenue in Alhambra.
Josephine attended the Alhambra City schools.  While in high school, she won an essay contest with an essay published in the local newspaper, entitled "I am a Sage Hen", referring to her Nevada birth.  It told of the family's journey from Nevada to California.  She was active in the social scene, attending parties and dances.  She assisted her brother Henry in the planning of a soldier's reception in 1899.  She was musically inclined, and was a member of the Mixed Quartettes.  She joined the Alhambra Presbyterian Church on 11 Jul 1894, and was a Sunday School teacher.

Josephine attended State Normal School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1900, along with Mary Noble.  Josephine was teaching at the Charter Oaks school in the Pomona Area, when she returned home to Alhambra very ill at the end of April 1902.  She passed away 6 Jun 1902, and is buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, with a grave marker that contains only her nickname "Josie".  A long report of the funeral was printed in the newspaper, and on 17 May 1902 the newspaper printed a letter of gratitude from her parents.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 5 a.m. Fraternal/Social} Eastern Star
Baptism Date}   Place}   Josephine Olson
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Josie circa 1891
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school       or Top 2 Degrees} State Normal
Military: Service} None                          for the State of}  
Health Condition} Tuberculosis
 Cause of Death} Tuberculosis
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 10 May 2014
Date Created}  16 Apr 1993
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