These are the three children of John Albert Olson (b.IL-d.23May1963Ca)and his wife Annie Halling(b.PA-d.CA). They married about 1908 probably in Texas. John is said to have left Texas after killing a man there and fleeing from the law. Annie had given birth to Gilbert out of wedlock. Gilbert's father abandoned her and the baby. John married Annie and adopted the newborn and moved the family to CA. Gilbert is on the right in the photo, dark haired. He was born about 1907 probably in TX and married to 'Amy'. They had no children. On the left is the son of John and Annie, Edward Lawrence Olson (12May1909Bakersfield,CA-d.27Oct1984Fresno,CA) and he married first to Mollie Horn about 1933 and they had two children: Jon Eugene Olson and Marilyn Gayle Olson. He and Mollie divorced and he married second to Lucian Dee 'Polly' Pickett(b.30Jan1915Dudley,DexterCo,MO-d.31Aug2000AppleValley,CA). They had no children. They owned a grape farm near Fresno,CA. Eds son, John, married Hurlane Huntley, daughter of John Vernon Huntley and his wife Hurlane Sporleder. They had 7 children , 3 stillborn and 4 live births:Kelly,Jon-John, Thor and Heather. I have no information on whether Ed's daughter ever married. Bernice Olson (b.21Jan1918Fresno,CA-d.?), center of photo,married MR. Pinhero who died fairly young. They had three children:Monte, a boy name unk., and Vicki. They also had grandchildren, but I don't know details. As far as I know, the Pinheror line by Bernice Olson Pinhero is still in the Fresno area.
This is the family of Peter Petersen Dam Lund and his wife Alida Sophie Liddie/Lydia ne'Wold in about 1905. They are with their first 6 children. Their 7th and last child was born in 1911. Pictured are left to right: standing back row Jens Jensen Lund, Thomas Jorgenson Lund (tall boy), and their daughters, Emma Josephine Lund and Dora Cecelia Lund. Seated in front left to right are: the father, Pete Lund; son Elmer James Lund; and the youngest son in curls, Frank Merril Lund; the mother , Alida ne'Wold Lund. In the very front, sleeping on the floor, the careful observer will notice the family dog. The was taken in a studio, so getting that dog to be so cooperative must have been a challenge! The dates and histories of the individuals in the photo will appear with their individual portraits over time. This photo was taken at or near Meckling or Vermillion in South Dakota. Several people have donated copies of this photo to the family archive, including Stephanie Benoit and Jim Erickson. This one is the best version we have available. The portrait was passed out to the family and exists in several branches in varying degrees of preservation.
This is the wedding of Elmer James Lund, son of Pete and Alida Lund, to his second wife, Eva Lucile Annes. They married on 17 Aug 1942 at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Eva is the daughter Neal/Neil Delos Annes b. 1887 SD-d. 1953 and his wife Blanche Louise Febuary b. 25 Aug 1892 Carter Co, TN - d. Oct 1972 Phoeniz, AZ. Eva was an only child and she and Elmer had no children of their own issue, but she raised his three children by his first wife, who had been tragically killed when they were small, as if they were her own. Eva was very interested in genealogy and came from a famous line of the Annes family. She compiled a Lund record as well. She was born 30 Aug 1912 at Johnson City,TN and died on 14 July 1988 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona. She is buried at Greenwood Mausoleum, at Phoenix, AZ.
This is Estella Florence ne'Boyd Lund, wife of Elmer James Lund the son of Pete and Alida Lund. She was the daughter of John H. Boyd b. 1 Nov 1869 and his wife Myrtle Imogene Sturtevant. Estella and Elmer had three children: Jeannene Joy b.1933 in South Dakota - d. 1985 in Texas, Patricia [living], and Elmer Jr. [living]. Estella was born on 8 March 1905 at Tulare, South Dakota. She married on 31 May 1930 to Elmer Lund. When their youngest child was about 2 and their oldes child about 7, she died, on 11 Dec 1940 in a tragic auto collision in Los Angeles, California while on a trip to see relatives during the holidays. She is buried in Tulare, South Dakota. Her husband later remarried. Her surviving daughter loaned this photograph to the family archive so a negative could be made.
This is Harold Loyd Lund, b. 9 Aug 1926 at Selma, CA - d. 11 Feb 1993 Palm Springs, CA . He is the son of Thomas and Mary Lund whose photo is also on this site. He was their last child. He married Irene Evelyn Allen (living) and they had two children: Kathy and Burt (both living). Harold is pictured here in his little brown Sunday suit that his mother made for him. He wore it to church every Sunday. He was raised in Selma, CA. He served in the Navy during WWII. He owned his own charter airlines in San Luis Obispo, CA. He flew racing planes in the 70s. When he retired, he took up real estate sales and investing. His hobbies were golf and bowling.
Thomas Jorgenson Lund and his wife, Mary Surene Madsen, on their 40th Wedding Anniversary. They were married 2 Feb 1914 at Ethan, Davison County, South Dakota. Their first three children were born in SD, their 4th late life child was born in CA. They moved to California in the 1920s and they raised their four children at Selma, California. They moved to Fresno in old age and both lived out their lives there. They are buried together at Belmont Memorial Park, Selma, CA. Their children were : Roy Peter (deceased), Alice Merle (deceased), Leonard Ole (now living in Bellevue, Washington), and Harold Loyd (deceased). All four children married and had issue. Their descendants now reside in the Fresno area of California, in Southern and central and nothern California, and in the state of Washington.
This is Dora Cecelia Lund about age 15 or so, the daughter of Pete Lund, immigrant from Denmark, and his wife, Alida 'Lydia' Wold whose parents were immigrants from Norway. Dora was born on 20 May 1898 at Meckling, Clay County, South Dakota and died 17 Sep 1985 at Vermillion, Clay Co, SD. She is buried at Bergen Cemetery near Meckling, SD. She married George Lewis Iverson, the son of Lewis A. Iverson and his wife Marren Marit Olson. George was b. 13 May 1894 at Meckling and he died 2 Aug 1964 at Vermillion and is buried with his wife. Dora and George raised 9 children: Dorothea Georgia, Avis Mildred, Leslie 'Les', Phyllis, Glenn Lund, Donald Franklin, Marlowe LeRoy, Gary and Gene (twins). All of these children married and had issue, so George and Dora have many descendants to the present day.
This is Emma Josephine Lund b. 17 Dec 1894 at the Lund farm, Norway Township, Clay County, South Dakota - d. 25 May 1960 Fresno, Fresno Co, CA buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA. She was the daughter of Pete Lund, an immigrant from Denmark, and his wife, Alida 'Lydia' Wold whose parents were immigrants from Norway. Emma married Martin Stian Knutson (b. 30 Aug 1891 Vermillion, Clay Co, SD - d. 29 Oct 1956 Fresno, CA buried with Emma) the son of Henry Storalcous Knutson and his wife Lydia S. Halverson. Emma and Martin Knutson had six children, all raised in the Fresno area: Henry Peter, Arnold Lewis, Earl Martin, Maxine Lorraine, Gladys Eileen, and Marlene Maye. Each of these six children married and in turn had issue, so Emma has a large number of descendants to the present day.
These are three of the four children of Thomas and Mary ne'Madsen Lund of Selma, Fresno Co, CA. Left to right are Leonard (1919 - living) , Alice (1916-1989), and Roy (1915 - 1969). Thomas' father was an immigrant from Denmark, his mother was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. Mary's parents were both immigrants from Denmark. The family lines collided in Clay County, South Dakota. Tom and Mary married near there. Their first three children were born in SD. Their fourth child, a late life baby, was born at their home in Selma, Fresno Co, CA in 1926. Len married and had two daughters. Alice married and had one daughter. Roy married and had two daughters. Their fourth child, Harold, married and had one son and one daughter (me). Len is living and all the children of these children are living, some in California and some in Washington State.