Person:Caroline Olson (4)

Caroline Olson
b.5 Apr 1845 Denmark
  • F.  Martin Olson (add)
  • M.  Anna Mortenson (add)
  1. Caroline Olson1845 - 1924
  1. Alice Mary Nelson1875 - 1943
  2. Hannah Nelson1876 - 1963
  3. Charles A. Nelson1880 - 1968
Facts and Events
Name Caroline Olson
Gender Female
Birth[1] 5 Apr 1845 Denmark
Death[1] 29 Aug 1924 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Journal - Telephone
    September 4, 1924.

    Caroline Olson Nelson, daughter of Martin and Anna Mortenson Olson, was born in Denmark, April 5, 1845. She died at Milton Wis., Aug. 29, 1924.
    She came to the United States at the age of 24 years. In 1871 she was married to Nels P. Nelson. They made their home at Dell Rapids, S. Dak., and lived there until 18 years ago when they moved and established their home at Milton, Wis. Mr. Nelson preceded his wife in death almost exactly three years, her burial being on the third anniversary of his.
    Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson. The first and last died in infancy. The second oldest, a daughter, was married to Joseph Swenson in 1893, and died about one year later. The following are those who are now living: Mrs. C. Allen Davis, Mrs. Byron R. Rood, Mrs. R. Vernon Hurley, and Julius, and the Misses Hannah and Carrie, living at Milton; Charles A., Marion, Iowa; and Martin, Walworth, Wis.
    Mrs. Nelson became a Christian in early life and was a member of a Sunday - keeping Baptist church. About 42 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson became convinced that Christians ought to observe the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath and to be so convinced meant to them to accept it. This they did and after that time they were loyal Seventh Day Baptists. Their home was a devout Christian home, and its influence was such as to establish their children in the same beautiful faith and devotion.
    A farewell service was conducted at the family home by Pastor James L. Skaggs on Sabbath afternoon, Aug. 30. Music was furnished by a trio consisting of Mrs. J. H. Babcock, Mrs. Clark Todd, and Mrs. J. Frederick Whitford. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Milton cemetery.