Obit: Thoreson, Sam (1867 - 1934)

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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/01/1934


Thoreson, Sam (19 OCT 1867 - 1 FEB 1934)

Sam Thoreson, who has been confined to a county institution at Eau Claire for some time past, died there this morning and his body will be brought to Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) this afternoon when funeral arrangements will be completed.

Mr. Thoreson, in Sept. 1924, was severely injured in the cyclone which swept through this section of the state. His farm home was completely wrecked and Mrs. (Cecilia Oleson) Thoreson was killed. He was then a resident of Taylor County, residing on a farm nine miles north of Owen, Wis. Since he was injured in the cyclone he has been in ill health, and has sought relief at different institutions, but in late years has grown steadily weaker.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sam Peterson, residing southeast of Owen, and one son, Selmer, who makes his home at Janesville.

(Follow on in 2/8/1934 Owen Enterprise)

The funeral of Sam Thoreson, who died of pneumonia Feb. 1, was held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Holway (Taylor Co.) last Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. L. Anderson of Curtiss officiating. Burial taking place in the Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Holway, Wisconsin Cemetery

Sam Thoreson was born in Norway Oct. 19, 1867, and came to this country at the age of 17 years. He was married to Cecelia Oleson of Holway in 1897, after which they moved to a piece of land they had purchased in the town of Maplehurst. Through much hard labor a fine home and farm were built, which is where they lived until Sept. 21, 1924, when Mrs. Thoreson was instantly killed and the home destroyed by a tornado.

To Mr. and Mrs. Thoreson were born eight children, five of whom are living. They are Kenneth and Selmer of Janesville; Mrs. Swan Peterson of Owen; Mrs. Joseph Hahnenberg and Mrs. William Bonek of Lake Leelanau, Mich. One brother also survived, August Thoreson of Suttons Bay, Mich.

Pallbearers were Ralph Larson, John Sjurset, Tollef Knutson, Leonard Nelson, Albert and Martin Oleson.


Obit: Thoreson, Cecilia Oleson (1879-1924)

Cecelia Thoreson (1879-1924), wife of Sam Thoreson

Cecelia Thoreson b. 1870
Death 21 Sep 1924 (aged 53–54) in Maplehurst, Taylor, Wisconsin
Burial: Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery, Medford, Taylor County, Wisconsin, USA

    Our Saviours Lutheran Church

            Holway, Wisconsin

Father: Knute Oleson (1852–1928)
Marriage: 1871

Mother: Kari Strande Olsdatter (1850–1930)

Children of Kari Strande Olsdatter and Knute Oleson:  Ole Knudsen 1873–?; Cecelia Oleson 1879–1924; ​​Minnie Oleson 1884–?; Caroline M Oleson 1886–?; Thomas B Oleson 1890–?; Julia Olson 1892–1979



Taken in 1920, this photo shows the building of County Road D, approximately 5 miles North of Owen, Clark County, WI, about 30 rods South of Purgett's farm. The road was built by Sam Thoreson, Gilbert Nelson, and Otto Olson.  (contributed by Diane Kleinke).



Groom: Samuel Thoreson 1867–1934

Marriage: 15 November 1897
Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

Bride: Cecelia Oleson
11 June 1879, Volbu, Oppland, Norway–21 Sep 1924, Maplehurst, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States

Children of Cecelia Oleson and Samuel Thoreson

Selmer Thoreson 30 Jun 1898–13 Jan 1955; Louise Thoreson 1900–?; Ada Thoreson 1904–?; Kenneth Thoreson 1906–?; Ruth Thoreson 1909–4 Oct 1959; Viola B Olson  1 Feb 1911, Owen, Clark, Wisconsin–22 Sep 2008, Ludington, Mason, Michigan.



25 August 1913
Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States



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