Individual Record 83

Name}   Olson, George Angus Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 26 Sep 1882 Place} Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon
Marr.1: Date} Exa 19 Aug 1907  M Place} Santa Ana, Orange, California     (Link)
Marr.2: Date} Exa  1 Nov 1918  M Place} Spokane, Spokane, Washington     (Link)
Death:   Date} Exa 21 Sep 1951  D Place} At home, 419 S. Sixth St., Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Burial:   Date} Exa 25 Sep 1951 Place} Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles, CA
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1} 181 = Interview
Source 2} 888 = Letter
Source 3} 1136=Photograph
Source 4} 424 = Newspaper
Source 5}   16 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 7} 844 = 1910 USA cen
Source 8} 845 = Military rec
Source 9} 1381=Marriage rec
Source 10} 836 = 1920 USA cen
Source 11}323 = Phone book
Source 12}324 = Phone book
Source 13}745 = 1930 USA cen
Source 14}432 = Obituary
Source 15}435 = Obituary
Source 16}325 = Business dir
Source 17} 1442=1940 USA cen
Source 18}1244=Obituary
Source 19}988 = City directory
Source 20}  90 = Diary
Source 21}137 = Death certif
Source 22}533 = Death record
Source 23}541 = S.S. record
Source 24}1223=Cemetery rec
Source 25}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Hans Olson & Mary Staheli
   Relationship No.} 4
1st Household No.} 332 = Evans Creek, Jackson, Oregon
      Occupation 1} Supervisor/foreman
       Occupation 2} Laborer
Spouses:   Prime} Green, Ida
                              Tranton-Walton, Mattie
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  George was born 26 Sep 1882, near Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon.  His parents were Hans Olson and Mary Staheli.  According to a family source, Mary said her son was born in a small community, now gone, on Evans Creek, above present day Rogue River, Jackson, Oregon.  George was the fourth of seven children.  His family had been living in Nevada, and had made the long journey to Oregon by wagon.  Immediately after his birth, they traveled south to California, settling in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, in December 1882.

In 1899, George was one of the founding members of the Eccentric Bachelors Club.  In the 1900 U.S. census he was still living with his parents, and the rest of his brothers and sisters, on Wilson Avenue in Alhambra.  He was doing farm labor, probably for his father Hans.  George married Ida Green on 19 Aug 1907 in Santa Ana, Orange, California, when he was 25 years old.
In the 1910 U.S. census, George and Ida they were living in the City of Los Angeles, near Alhambra.  Their first son Angus had been born 21 Feb 1910.  Also living with them was Ida's mother, Victoria Green.  George was a fireman.  Twins Raymond and Larry were born 8 Jul 1911.  The marriage did not last.

On 12 Sep 1918, George registered for the World War draft while he was living in Ritzville, Adams County, Washington.  At age 35, he was a lumberman working for the White River Lumber Company. He was described as being of medium height and slender build, with blue eyes and blond hair.  His mother Mary Olson in Alhambra, was listed as his nearest relative.

George married Mattie Tranton-Walton on 1 Nov 1918 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.  In 1920, the U.S. census shows them living with Mattie's aunt, Lora Walton, in Ritzville City, Adams County, Washington.  They had one son Robert Walton, age 1 month, born 27 Dec 1919.  George was listed as a laborer for a lumberyard.

In 1923 the Alhanbra City Directory listed George and Mattie as living at 25 N. Second Street.  Later directories show them living at 419 South Sixth Street, Alhambra.  This is where the 1930 USA census finds them, with Robert, age 10, and twins Wilbur and Wilfred,age 5.  George is listed as being a manufacturer of sash and doors.

In the 1940 U.S. census, George is the manager/yardman for the lumber company.  Their home was valued at $3,000., and he had earned $1,976 in 1939.  He was reported to have an 8th grade education.  The two twins, age 15, were living at home.

George had started out as a farm laborer and became a supervisor at the Alhambra Lumber Company, owned by his brother Frank, and of the Alhambra Planing Mill, owned by his brother Henry, and later nephew Donald Olson.  In 1939, he was the manager of the Alhambra Sash and Door Co., at 1001 Fremont Ave.  Along the way, he held various other jobs, including those of fireman and carpenter.  His occupation at death was superintendent of a lumber company.

On 5 April 1950, George underwent surgery for cancer of the recto-sigmoid.  He died at home 21 Sep 1951 at the age of 68, the cancer having spread to his liver and lungs.  He is buried in Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 7:15 pm Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   George Angus Olson
Confirm. Date}   Photos} George Angus circa 1891
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} 8th grade             or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death} Cancer, liver/lungs
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Feb 2018
Date Created}  16 Apr 1993
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