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Ole Martin Williamson

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Birthplace: Vest-Agder, Norway
Death: Died in Norman, MN, USA
Place of Burial: Hendrum, Norman, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Elias Willamson, I and Anne Elisabeth Williamson
Husband of Doris Elizabeth Williamson
Father of Edna Mae Grothe
Brother of Wilhelmenia Gjelhaug ; Jerthine Amalia Williamson; Helen Marie Pardon; Christian Alfred Williamson; Jacob Elias Williamson, II and 2 others
Half brother of Anne Elisabeth Villumsen; Agnes Amanda Larsen; Jakob Frits Villumsen; Jakob Fridtjof Villumsen and Petter Arthur Villumsen

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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 Martin Williamson's Timeline

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