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Ruth Eloise Olsen[1]

Female 1895 - 1975  (79 years)


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  • Name Ruth Eloise Olsen 
    Born 17 Jun 1895  Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    HEAL Ruth died at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA of liver disease. 
    Died 6 Apr 1975  Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 10 Apr 1975  Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Buried, Services were held at the First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, , WAwith burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery..
    Person ID I1437  Mindrum
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2007 

    Father Charles John Olson,   b. 30 Aug 1868, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1944, Centralia, Lewis, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Alice Morrow,   b. 29 Jun 1862, Viola, Richland, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1942, Adna, Lewis, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1894  Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Alice was a brother to Charles Morrow who married Julia Olsen , whowas Charles' sister so their children were "double cousins."., , On May 8, 1890 Charles Olsen and his brothers Peter and James, , broughta house and farmland on the Black River from two single , brothers wholived in Oregon. They paid the Whitte brothers $750.00 , for the landand house or about $9.37 an acre! On February 1894 the , brothers Peterand James sold their interest in 40 acres of the , property, along withthe house, to their brother Charles for the sum , of $1.00., , Charles and Mary Alice lived on the farm near the Black River, , whereCharlie worked primarily as a logger and also did some farming. , Hefelled timber in the extensive White Pine forests which then , coveredmost of Wisconsin, and would also help float logs down the , river tothe mills. They lived there for about 12 years before moving , to NorthDakota where they filed for a homestead near Stady, North , Dakota. OnSeptember 29, 1910, Cha
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    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Harrison Backster,   b. 8 Oct 1891, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1985, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1918  Minot, Ward, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • John Backster first met his wife, Ruth, in 1916, about two , yearsbefore their marriage. They met at a barn dance at the farm , home ofRuth's father, Charles Olsen, near Stady, ND. (Stady was a , small townabout 20-25 miles northeast of Grenora, ND.), , In 1916, Ruth was a twenty-one year old school teacher, who taught , atsmall rural schools in the Stady, Zahl, Hanks, and Grenora area., , Her father, Charlie, contracted with Fred Baxter (John's brother) , tobuild a new barn on the farm site. Fred was a carpenter who had , movedto Grenora, along with brothers George and John, and filed an , originalhomestead near the new town of Grenora., , Charlie Olsen and his neighbors celebrated the completion of the , newbarn by holding a barn dance, a custom of the times. John , attendedthe barn raising celebration and dance, and while there, he , first metRuth., , John and Ruth were married on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1918 at , theCongregational Church in Minot, ND (Ward County). They
    Children 
     1. Beatrice Carol Backster,   b. 6 Oct 1919, Grenora, Williams, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 2008, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Eloise Miriam Backster,   b. 4 Dec 1924, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1957, Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Living
     4. Joan Angela Backster,   b. 15 Mar 1930, Grenora, Williams, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2000, Olympia, Thurston, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Living
     6. Richard David Backster,   b. 3 Jul 1934, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1995, Contra Costa Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    3. [S15] Obituary Card received by Addy Monsen.

    4. [S851] Ancestry Public Tree, Jack Hall Family Tree, www.ancestry.com.