Ole Martin Williamson (1881 - 1948)

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Birthplace: Vest-Agder, Norway
Death: Died in Norman, MN, USA
Managed by: Richard Norton
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About Ole Martin Williamson

Ole Martin Williamson (1881-1948) Telegrapher and later Depot Agent for Great Northern Railroad from 1912 to 1948 (b. August 17, 1881, Fleckefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. June 19, 1948, Norman County, Minnesota, USA)

Birth: He was the son of Jakob Elias Willumsen I (1853-1928) and Anna Elisabeth Olesdatter (1855-1909).

Emigration: Jacob and his family emigrated to the United States in June of 1898.

Siblings: His siblings include: Willhelmina Olesdatter (1879-1936) who married Bernhard Gjelhaug; Helen Marie Williamson (1887-1975) who married Edgar Pardon (1881-1973); Christian A. Williamson (1889-1939); Jacob Elias Williamson II (1892-1974) who married Tilda Olson (1895-1978); Emil Andreas Williamson (1895-1964) who married Martha Wilkens (1902-1989); and Jenny C. Williamson (1898-1956) who returned to Norway and married Ole Johnson (1871-1961).

Marriage: Ole married Doris Elizabeth Wilkens (1901-1980) who's parents were from Germany. She was born in Minnesota. Doris' sister, Martha Wilkens, was married to Ole's brother Emil.

Children: They had the following children: Barbara Mary Williamson (1924) who died as an infant; Edna Mae Williamson (1925-1993) who married Roger A. Grothe (1923- ); and Gladys Marilyn Williamson (1928-2003) who married John LeRoy Olson (1923- ).

Occupation: He was a telegrapher and later a depot agent for the Great Northern Railroad from 1912 to 1948.

Lockhart, Norman County, Minnesota: In 1930 the family was living in Lockhart, Norman County, Minnesota with their children: Edna Mae Williamson; and Gladys Marilyn Williamson. They were paying $15 a month in rent. Ole was working as a "station agent" for the railroad. He listed that he had emigrated in 1898.

Death: He died on June 19, 1948 in Norman County, Minnesota. His death certificate number was "010396".

Burial: He was buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Hendrum, Norman County, Minnesota.

Memories of Ole Williamson: Judith Kaye Grothe (1947- ) writes: "He was the son of Jacob and Anna Williamson. Born August 17, 1881 at Fleckefjord, Vest Agder, Norway. He immigrated to US in 7/1898 and settled in Minnesota. In the early 1900's he attended the University of Minnesota and became a buttermaker. He was later employed by the Great Northern Railroad from 1912 to 1948, first as a telegrapher and later as a depot agent. He married Doris Wilkens in 1918. Ole died on June 19, 1948. He was interred at Immanuel Cemetery, Hendrum, Norman County, Minnesota."

Relationship: Ole Martin Williamson (1881-1948) was the grandfather of Judith Kaye Grothe (1947- ).

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Ole Williamson's Timeline

August 17, 1881
Vest-Agder, Norway
January 5, 1918
Age 36
Pleasant View, Norman, Minnesota, United States
December 27, 1925
Age 44
Norman, Minnesota, United States
June 19, 1948
Age 66
Norman, MN, USA
June, 1948
Age 66
Hendrum, Norman, Minnesota, United States