Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard (1871 - 1956)

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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard
1871 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard, mother to 4 children, was born on March 7, 1871 in Romedal, Hedmark Norway. She was born into the Schøyen family and married into the Øvergaard family. She was born to Karen Christophersdatter (Frenning) Schøyen and Ole Andersen Schøyen, with siblings Pauline and Kristine. Oliv married Paul Øvergaard, and they gave birth to Karen (Øvergaard) Ekkeren, Ole Øvergaard, Helge Øvergaard, and Odd Øvergaard. She died on December 4, 1956 in at 85 years of age.

From Romedal local history book: "Here on this farm the women - at least from 1830 onwards, have entered so significantly into the limelight that it is not possible to get past. They have been more than adept and have known joy from standing at the helm. Kristine Olsdatter did not give up the farm as long as she lived. Karen Kristoffersdatter was not less skillfull than her mother in law, and after her death in 1879, she was probably the one who made the decisions. Karen Schøyen did not give away the authority over the farm as long as she lived. Her daughter Oliv got married early 1899 to Paul Øvergaard from Stange; but Karen Schøyen retained the authority over the farm. Oliv Olsdatter Øvergaard was in all her ways and manners an example of good, old Norwegian farming culture. With psychic memory she could tell about life in ages gone by, - at work and celebrations, in grief and joy. She had rich tradition to draw upon, and she kept them up with style and hospitality. Her spiritual vitality she kept to the last. Those who heard her tell stories will never forget the nice, lovable old lady.»
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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard

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Oliv Øvergaard was born on in Romedal, Stange County, Hedmark Norway

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Oliv Øvergaard died on in Hedmark Norway

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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard Family Tree

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Ole Andersen Schøyen
Sep 27, 1829 - Sep 11, 1892

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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard & Paul Øvergaard

Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard

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Paul Øvergaard
Oct 18, 1869 - Oct 13, 1957

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Karen (Øvergaard) Ekkeren
Jul 30, 1901 - Oct 11, 1990
Ole Øvergaard
Jun 3, 1904 - around September 2006

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From Romedal local history book: "Here on this farm the women - at least from 1830 onwards, have entered so significantly into the limelight that it is not possible to get past. They have been more than adept and have known joy from standing at the helm. Kristine Olsdatter did not give up the farm as long as she lived. Karen Kristoffersdatter was not less skillfull than her mother in law, and after her death in 1879, she was probably the one who made the decisions. Karen Schøyen did not give away the authority over the farm as long as she lived. Her daughter Oliv got married early 1899 to Paul Øvergaard from Stange; but Karen Schøyen retained the authority over the farm. Oliv Olsdatter Øvergaard was in all her ways and manners an example of good, old Norwegian farming culture. With psychic memory she could tell about life in ages gone by, - at work and celebrations, in grief and joy. She had rich tradition to draw upon, and she kept them up with style and hospitality. Her spiritual vitality she kept to the last. Those who heard her tell stories will never forget the nice, lovable old lady.»
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Oliv Øvergaard Obituary

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Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard, mother to 4 children, passed away on December 4, 1956 in at age 85. Oliv was born on March 7, 1871 in Romedal, Hedmark Norway. She was born to Karen Christophersdatter (Frenning) Schøyen and Ole Andersen Schøyen, with siblings Pauline and Kristine. She married Paul Øvergaard, and they gave birth to Karen (Øvergaard) Ekkeren, Ole Øvergaard, Helge Øvergaard, and Odd Øvergaard.
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In 1871, in the year that Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1916, Oliv was 45 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, Oliv was 50 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1938, she was 67 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1956, in the year of Oliv (Schøyen) Øvergaard's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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