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Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson and family in car
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson and family in car
TitleMr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson and family in car
Date of Original1910?
DescriptionA view of Mr. Olaf Anderson driving an early automobile. In the front sit two of his sons, Gordon and Clayton, at an early age. Mrs. Caroline Anderson is sitting in the back seat with June and Beatrice Melby, the daughters of Caroline's brother Knute Melby.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)People
Personal NameAnderson, Olaf, 1877-1931
Anderson, Caroline Melby, 1884-1971
Anderson, Gordon Clifford, 1907-1992
Anderson, Clayton, 1904-
Woods, June Melby, 1900-
Miller, Beatrice Melby, 1897-
LocationManfred (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
Item Number001.15.05
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Transcription"Mr. + Mrs. Olaf Anderson, Clayton + Gordon, June + Beatrice Melby (Knute Melby'o)"--Handwritten on back of photographic postcard.
"Kruxo" and "One cent stamp here"--Printed around stamp on back of postcard.
NotesDivided back postcard.
Biography/HistoryCaroline (Lena) Melby Anderson was born in Blooming Prairie, near Cooperstown, Griggs County, North Dakota in 1884. Olaf Anderson was born in Norway in 1877. His last name there was Bøe. His father's first was Anders, so Olaf took the name Anderson. In 1897, he had settled in Hillsdale Township located in the northwest corner of Wells County. In 1900 Olaf Anderson moved to Manfred. In 1903 Caroline Melby married Olaf Anderson at Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred, N.D. Olaf died suddenly of a heart attack in 1931, and Caroline continued to live in her home in Manfred. She died in 1971, and both Olaf and Caroline are buried at Vang Cemetery near Manfred ND.
Knute and Josephine Melby had two daughters born in Omaha Nebraska, Beatrice Miller Melby born in 1897, and June Woods Melby born in 1900. They moved to North Dakota and lived in Manfred for a while before moving to Grand Forks.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation found at the website under Biographies and then the families last name.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (001.15.05)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
Visit the Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. website: - go to Guestbook.
Mailing address: Manfred History and Preservation Inc., PO Box 321, Harvey, N.D. 58341
Open May 1- September 30, on Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.
When open, Museum phone number (701) 547-2564.
Manfred project historian, Audrey Solheim, e-mail address,
Winter phone numbers that are published in their newsletter for staff who could open the museum on special request are 701-547-3123, 701-324-2091, and Pam Norstedt at 701-324-2027.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm0011505
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