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Solider William Olson on crutches by the Mississippi River
Solider William Olson on crutches by the Mississippi River
TitleSolider William Olson on crutches by the Mississippi River
Date of Originalno earlier than 1918
DescriptionWilliam Olson standing on one leg with his crutches wearing a military uniform. Standing along the Mississippi River banks. He was wounded at Argonne-Muese Sept. 29th, 1918 and lost his right leg from the knee down.
General SubjectPeople
Military
Subject (LCTGM)People
Men
Soldiers
Legs
Wounds & injuries
Uniforms
Personal NameOlson, William, 1895-1980
LocationMississippi River
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberPCHS5061
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Transcription"taken by the Mississippi"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"9. Private Willmar (William) Olson, Cavalier, son of Mrs. Olson. Entered the service April 12, 1918. Was wounded at Argonne-Muese Sept. 29th, 1918."
William "Bill" Olson - father of: Robert Olson, Mayor of Cavalier many years, Richard, Ralph, Gordon, Ethyl, Mabel - written on the back of another photograph of the same man.
obit: "William Olson, 84, Cavalier, died Thur. Jan. 17, 1980… Mr. Olson was born April 19, 1895 to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Olson, at Akra. He married Mean Andrews at Cavalier on May 2, 1920. … He grew up in the Cavalier area and served in the U.S. Army in World War I. He worked as a car salesman and operated an ambulance service in Cavalier."
Bibliographic ReferenceSome information from the book - Pembina County in the World War. Published by James A. Minder, Roy H. Minder, and Fred J. Minder, Crystal, N.D. p. 38
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5061)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address: pchsm@polarcomm.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5061
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