Saturday, May 28, 2011

Maine Elizabeth Olson marriage announcement

Here is a wedding announcement* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Maine Olson.

























Maine's wedding certificate was posted previously.

Maine was the daughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Elmer James Olson Jr - obituary

Here is the obituary for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great great great great grandson, Elmer James Olson Jr.
















Elmer was the son of Gail (McDowell) and Elmer James Olson (Sr) and the grandson of Clarice (Drummond) and Marvin Sanford Olson and the great grandson of Ida (Govig) and Orville Ilin Olson.   His great great grandparents were Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and great great great grandparents were Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

Elmer was one of many twins that run through the Finnestad bloodline.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sherry (McDowell) Olson - obituary

Here is the obituary for Sherry (McDowell) the second wife of Ole and Mari Finnestad's great great great grandson, Elmer Olson.


























While Sherry was not part of the Finnestad bloodline, her obituary is very helpful in locating those that have descended from Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Sherry's husband, Elmer James Olson was the son of Clarice (Drummond) and Marvin Sanford Olson and the grandson of Ida (Govig) and Orville Ilin Olson.   His great grandparents were Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and great great grandparents were Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Burdette and Alice Finnestad - obituaries

Here is the obituary for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson, Burdette Finnestad.





















Burdette was the oldest child of the nine children of Mary (Kurth) and Oliver Finnestad, the grandson of Caroline (Quitno) and Ole Finnestad Jr.

Here is the obituary for Burdette's wife, Alice (Barnes) Finnestad.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Evelyn Ordell (Olson) Moats and Beverly Cannon

Here is a photo of Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughters, Evelyn Ordell (Olson) Moats (top) and Beverly Cannon (bottom) taken around 1937.
























Evelyn was the daughter of Ida (Govig) and Orville Ilin Olson, the granddaughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

Beverly was the daughter of Maine (Olson) Cannon (the younger sister of Orville) and the granddaughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Elizabeth (Ludwig) Corson - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Elizabeth (Ludwig) Corson.




































Edith was the youngest child (as far as I know) of Edith (Knutson) and Charles Edward Ludwig, the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Edith Olivia (Knutson) Ludwig - obituary

With a thank you to Beverly Skog* for providing the funeral service card for Ole and Mari Finnestad's granddaughter, Edith Olivia (Knutson) Ludwig, I was able to obtain a copy of her obituary from the Flagg Rochelle public library.
























Here is the obituary from the February 19, 1969 edition of The Rochelle News.





















Edith was the youngest (as far as I know) child of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas (Andrew) Knutson.    I was hoping the obituary would mention her siblings as I still have not been able to locate the missing 10th child of Elizabeth and Ole Knutson.

*The great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stephen Olson - funeral service and grave marker

Ole and Mari Finnestad's granddaughter, Mary (Knutson) Olson was buried in Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle, Illinois. 





































I never knew where her husband had died or was buried until I received documentation (above) from Beverly Skog, the great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

I then found his grave marker in South Dakota, which can be found here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maine Elizabeth (Olson) Cannon - death certificate

Here is the death certificate* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Maine Elizabeth (Olson) Cannon.























Maine's obituary was published in yesterday's entry.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Maine Elizabeth (Olson) Cannon - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Maine Elizabeth (Olson) Cannon.























This obituary was from the June 2, 1988 Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Maine was the daughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stanley August Olson - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson, Stanley August Olson.




































Here is the funeral service card*
























Stanley was the son of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.     His grave marker can be viewed here.


*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Olaf A Olson - obituary

Here is the obituary* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson, Olaf A Olson.
























Here is the funeral* service card.   























Olaf was the son of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.     His grave marker can be viewed here.


*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bernece (Olson) Longenecker - obituary

Here are two obituaries* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Bernece (Olson) Longenecker.

This one is from the January 13, 1971 edition of the Atlanta Journal.
























I do not know the source of this second obituary.























Bernece was the youngest child of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Maine Elizabeth Olson marriage announcement

Here is a wedding announcement* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great granddaughter, Maine Olson.























Maine's wedding certificate was posted previously.

Maine was the daughter of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandaughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Elmer A Olson - obituary

Here is a copy of the obituary*  for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson Elmer A Olson.
























Here is the funeral service card*
























Elmer was the son of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.     His grave marker can be viewed here.


*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

William Roosevelt Olson - obituary

Here is a copy of the obituary and funeral service card* for Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson, William Roosevelt Olson.




































William was the son of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

*Provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Elmer Olson and Mary Ann (Connors) Wedding photo - Fall 1933

Here is a photo* from the fall of 1933 for the wedding of Elmer Olson (the great grandson of Ole and Mari Finnestad) and Mary Ann Connors.





















Elmer was the son of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson and the grandson of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

Left to right:   Maine (Olson) Cannon, Clarence Cannon,  Elmer Olson, Mary (Knutson) Olson, Elmer's bride, Mary Ann Connors (partially hidden behind Mary (Knutson) Olson, Dorothea Lagerquist and future husband Roosevelt Olson.

The two children in the front are Bob Cannon and sister Beverly Cannon.

Maine, Elmer and Roosevelt were the children of Mary (Knutson) and Stephen Olson.


*Photo provided by Beverly Skog, great great granddaughter of Ole and Mari Finnestad