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My Grandfather, Stemboat Olsen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title My Grandfather, Stemboat Olsen
Description On the wall beside his bookshelves was a large oil painting by the Norwegian painter Dan Weggeland It featured a young newlywed couple crossing a body of water in a rowboat with a distant steep shore Sine shrouded in heavy fog This gave me my first and most lasting impression of a Norwegian Fjord His photo albums were the kind with thick satin padding on the hinged covers, and the pictures were mounted behind gold-outlined openings cut out of the heavy pages Most of the actual photos had been taken since grandfather arrived in Sanpete County From then until he married my Grandmother in 1884, he had been married and widowed twice and had fathered five children{5) Grandmother had been married and widowed once, but had borne no children{6) The cadence of her full name is worth noting: Caroline Jensen Hoist Staalsen Olsen Back Johanna. Isabell. Alvinnie, Eleanor A favorite photo of mine was taken about 1906 and represents the net effect of Grandfather's procreative efforts to that date It shows Grandfather and Grandmother and the six living members of their family At that lime Grandfather would have been 66 and grandmother 52 The children ranged in age from 12 to 23 and included two daughters from his second wife, Gertrude The youngest member of the family was their son, Landvig, age 12 My mother, Agnes, was 16 Mother always referred to her father as loving and considerate and as a good provider Bui she said that he was not one to become involved in routine domestic activities in the home She told of the occasion when her mother prepared a supply of food and left it on the pantry shelves for him to eat while she was away for a week Upon her return the food was still there When confronted about it he innocently asked," How was I to know where you keep your food?" 18
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326284
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326284