Individual Record 1503

Name}   Olson, Arthur Theo Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 14 Aug 1893 Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
Marr.: Date} Fam 1923 Place}     ,     , North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 21 Dec 1955 Place}     , McKenzie, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft 21 Dec 1955 Place} Van Hook Cemetery, New Town, Mountrail, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 388 = Family notes
Source 2} 394 = Letter
Source 3} 1634=Family hstry
Source 4} 1635=1900 USA cen
Source 5} 1636=1910 USA cen
Source 6} 845 = Military rec
Source 7} 1637=1920 USA cen
Source 8} 1638=1925 ND cen
Source 9} 1639=1930 USA cen
Source 10}1640=1940 USA cen
Source 11}1545=Death record
Source 12}1641=Military rec
Source 13}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } John S. Olson & Mathilda Unknown
     Household No.} 653
1st Household No.} 653 = Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
      Occupation 1} Bank cashier
       Occupation 2} Salesman
Spouses:   Prime} LaPlant, Ethel
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Arthur Theo Olson was born 14 Aug 1893 in Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.  His parents were John S. Olson, born in Sep 1859 in Sweden, and Mathilda, born in Feb 1866 in Norway.  His sister Esther M. was born in Mar 1896.  They had one sibling who died before 1900.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Arthur was living with his parents and sister in Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.  His father John was a section boss for the railroad.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was enumerated in Cooperstown Ward 1.

On 5 Jun 1917 when Arthur registered for the World War I draft, he was living in Van Hook, Mountrail, and working for the 1st Nation Bank in Van Hook.  He was described as being tall, of medium build, with gray eyes and brown hair.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 24 May 1918, serving in Co. G 157th Inf., 40th Div.  He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant on 24 Apr 1919.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Arthur was boarding with the Gustave Johnson and his wife Amanda, in Van Hook, Mountrail, North Dakota.  The Johnsons had 8 children, ages 16 to 4 months.  Gustave Johnson was a hardware vendor, working on his own account in a hardware store.  Besides Arthur, there were five other boarders.  Arthur was a bank cashier.

According to family notes, Arthur married Ethel LaPlant about 1923.  In the 1925 North Dakota State census, they were living in the village of Tagus, Mountrail, North Dakota.  In the 1930 U.S. census, they were living in the village of Van Hook, Mountrail County.  Arthur was a bank cashier.  They were caring for two boys, identified as "lodgers, wards".  These were Amber, 7, in school, and William R., 1.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Arthur and Ethel were living in the village of Sanish, Mountrail County.  Arthur was a salesman, retail implements.  Billy Rae, 11, was now identified as their son (adopted).  They were renting their house for $16. monthly, and had been living in the same house in 1935.

Arthur died 21 Dec 1955 in a car accident in McKenzie County, North Dakota.  His residence was Mountrail County.  He is buried in the Van Hook Cemetery, New Town, Mountrail, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Art Olson
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 1 yr or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army - Infantry        for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Accident, motor vehicle
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 26 Mar 2015
Date Created}  25 Jun 1994
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