Individual Record 82

Name}   Olson, Ida E. Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 15 Dec 1877 Place} Jack Rabbit, Lincoln, Nevada
Marr.: Date} Exa 22 Nov 1905 Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 18 Feb 1944   C Place} St. Luke Hospital, Altadena, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 21 Feb 1944 Place} Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  27 = 1880 USA cen
Source 2} 1136=Photograph
Source 3} 420 = Newspaper
Source 4} 421 = Newspaper
Source 5}  16 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 215 = Marriage rec
Source 7} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 8} 364 = Church recrd
Source 9} 162 = Letter
Source 10}213 = Photograph
Source 11}112 = 1910 USA cen
Source 12}322 = Business dir
Source 13}671 = Photographs
Source 14}758 = 1920 USA cen
Source 15}323 = Phone book
Source 16}324 = Phone book
Source 17}751 = 1930 USA cen
Source 18}325 = Business dir
Source 19}1255=1940 USA cen
Source 20} 88 = Diary
Source 21}533 = Death record
Source 22}144 = Death certif
Source 23}435 = Obituary
Source 24}1244=Obituary
Source 25}1094=Cemetery rec
Source 26}1221=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Hans Olson & Mary Staheli
   Relationship No.} 4
1st Household No.} 21 = Spring Valley, Nevada
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Lawyer, Arthur A.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Ida was born 15 Dec 1877 in Jack Rabbit, Lincoln, Nevada.  She was the second of seven children of Hans and Mary Olson.  Her sister Josephine was born in 1876, and brother Henry in 1880.

In the 1880 USA census, the family was living in Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada.  The family moved on to Oregon, where her brother George was born in 1882.  Finally, the family arrived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, in December 1882.

Ida was a member of the Christian Endeavor Society, and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Alhambra on 11 Jul 1894.  Ida's brother Frank was born in 1895, sister Lillian in 1887, and sister Mabel in 1889.

In the 1900 USA census, the family was living on Wilson Avenue in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  Ida and her brothers and sisters were part of the young social set of Alhambra, attending parties and receptions.  She was part of a Mixed Quartette.

Ida married Arthur Lawyer on 22 Nov 1905, in Alhambra, California. Their first son Lewis Olson Lawyer was born 17 May 1907, seven weeks after his cousin Donald Keith Olson.  In the 1910 USA census, Ida, Arthur and Lewis were living at 30 North Third Street, Alhambra.  Their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1912, and son Richard in 1915.  Arthur was a bookkeeper for the Olson Lumber Company.  Her son Arthur was listed as a student in the 1926 Alhambra Directory.  In the 1920, 1930, and 1940 USA census records, they are still living on Third Street.

Ida was active in the P.T.A. serving in many offices, and was the first life member of the Alhambra High School P.T.A.  She was a member of the P.T.A. Thrift Shop Board of Directors.  The 1940 census reports that Ida had 3 years of college.

Ida was bedfast the last two years of her life with rheumatic heart disease that she had suffered from for twenty years.  She died 18 Feb 1944 in St. Luke Hospital, Altadena, California.  Her cause of death was listed as Myocardial Failure/Thrombosis Iliad Bifurcation due to Rheumatic Heart Disease.  She was cremated and resides in the Rose Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Whittier, California.  Her husband died a year later and is buried with her.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Ida Olson Lawyer
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Ida in 1916
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 3 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Rheumatic heart                                  disease
 Cause of Death} Heart attack
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 11 May 2014
Date Created}  16 Apr 1993
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