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View Tree for Mathilda Ovidia OlsonMathilda Ovidia Olson (b. July 31, 1884, d. 1931)

Mathilda Ovidia Olson (daughter of Asle Olson (Hilde) and Gunhild Thompson Viskop) was born July 31, 1884 in Stearns County, Minnesota, and died 1931 in Paynesville Hsp., Stearns County, MN. She married Nels Ranten on December 2, 1907 in Big Grove Lutheran Ch., Brooten, Minnesota.

 Includes NotesNotes for Mathilda Ovidia Olson:
Mathilda Ovidia Olson was born July 31, 1884 at Brooten, Minnesota. She was
confirmed on May 28, 1899, at Big Grove Lutheran Church. Mathilda was
married to Nels Ranten on December 02, 1907. They had three children. They
are Gladys Ranten, Henry Ranten and Nathaniel Marshall Ranten. Nels
Ranten worked for the Soo Line Railroad. Mathilda, Tillie as she was known, had
goiter surgery at Paynesville Hospital. and died in 1931. Nels Ranten passed
away on January 25, 1962.in Minneapolis, MInnesota at marshall Rantens.

Gladys Ranten was born February 29, 1908 and she married David
McKay. She married Philip Nefzgar. One must wonder what it was like to have
only one birthday every four years! Gladys and David had two children: Lois
McKay and Jerry McKay. Lois Mckay married Donald Thorson. They have four
children: Kevin Thorson, Kristi Thorson, Teri Thorson, and KathyThorson.
Gladys died in September 1972 of bone cancer.

Henry Ranten was born October 29, 1909. Henry married Ruth Wegge in
1935 at Buxton, North Dakota. Ruth was born December 14, 1915 at Buxton,
North Dakota. At the age of 59, Henry had a heart attack and passed away on
July 23, 1967. His wife Ruth lives in Climax, Minnesota. She raised their four
children; Virginia Ranten, Nancy Ranten, Rebecca Ranten, and Bradley
Ranten. Now that she is retired, she takes care of her son's, Brad, children
children at Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Virginia Raye Ranten was born July 18, 1939, at Brooten, Minnesota,
She married Robert Charron of Crookston, Minnesota in 1958.Virginia and
Robert Have two son: Craig Charron, born December 8, 1958 at Crookston,
Minnesota, and Devere (Pete) Charron born October 12, 1961 at Moses Lake,
Washington. Virgiia was divorced in 1984. Remarried to Virgil (Al) Hanson in
1986. They live in Fairfield, California.Craig Charron married Patricia Tramwell
on July 16, 1983. They were divorced. Craig married Donna Moore on October
12, 1996. Donna has a son Ritchie born May 19, 1985. They live in
Pennsylvania. Devere (Pete) Charron married Patricia White on December 14,
1988 at Saratoga, California. They now live at Newark, California. Devere or
Pete and Patricia have three children. Nicholas Charon was born July 20,
1991. Charles Cameron was born May 18, 1993. Cameron Charon was born
December 28, 1995. All three children were born in Newark, California

Nancy Ruth Ranten was born April 26,1946. She was married in 1965 to
Wayne Dale of Shelly, Minnesota. Nancy and Dale have two children. Darin
Dale was born December 8, 1965 at Crookston, Minnesota. |Darin is single and
lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Rochelle (Shelly) Dale was born November
10, 1968 at Lynnwood, Washington. She will marry on December 28, 1996. She
resides at Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Rebecca (Becky) Susan Ranten was born May 31, 1948 at Ada,
Minnesota. She married Robert Cameron of Crookston, Minnesota in 1968.They
have three sons. Troy Cameron was born May 12, 1969 at Crookston,
Minnesota.He married Anne Smith of Crrrokston, Minnesota in 1991. They have
three children. Alexander Cameron was born May 18, 1989. Logan Cameron
was born March 5, 1993 and Kellen Cameron was born May 28, 1996. They live
at Sauk Center. Minnesota. Scott Cameron was born April 6, 1971. He married
Tracy Beiswenger of Fischer, Minnesota. They have a son Justin Cameron was
born February 15, 1996. They live in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Bradley Devere Ranten was born November 13, 1952 at Hillsboro, North
Dakota.He married Diana Sortroen of Climax, Minnesota in 1982. They have
three children. Christopher Devere Ranten born January 1, 1986. Ashley Joy
Ranten was born February 12, 1989 and Nicholas Jay Ranten was born
October 1, 1995. All three children were born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The
family lives in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Marshall Ranten was born in 1918. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran
Church, Brooten, Minnesota . He married Katherine Ruth Hanson at Black River
Falls, WS. Katherine (Katy) was born in 1924.They have three children; Terry
Ranten, Allen Ranten and Marsha Ranten. Marshall retired from Twin City Street
Car & bus Co. in 1979. Katy writes that after 37 years the state of Minnesota
pays a pretty good pension and they live cmfortable life and have what they
need and are pleased with that, She says’ “ we both come from humble lives so
don’t require a lot.” Marshall & Katy love Colorado so there was no question as
to where they would retire as they had taken their vacation to Colorado since
1953. . Marshall worked for the Twin City Street Car Company, which was where
he met Katy.This family have done a lot of mountain climbing and for Marshalls
75th birthday, he climbed Pikes Peak. A total of 13 miles in ten hours and every
step straight up. They have retired and live in Denver Colorado.

Terry Ranten was born July 7, 1945, is single, retired and resides at
Boulder, Colorado.

Allen Ranten was born June 6, 1950, lives in Seattle, Washington where
he is a full time student at this time. He is single.

Marsha Kay Ranten was born May 16, 1955. She married Ron Wagner
from Chicago, Illinois.They reside in Denver, Colorado



More About Mathilda Ovidia Olson:
Residence: Brooten, Minnesota.

More About Mathilda Ovidia Olson and Nels Ranten:
Marriage: December 2, 1907, Big Grove Lutheran Ch., Brooten, Minnesota.

Children of Mathilda Ovidia Olson and Nels Ranten are:
  1. +Gladys Amanda Ranten, b. February 29, 1908, Brooten, Minnesota, d. September 17, 1972, Fargo, North Dakota.
  2. +Henry Arnold Ranten, b. October 29, 1909, d. July 23, 1967.
  3. +Nathaniel Marshall Ranten.
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