Slooper Ole Olson
Col. Porter Olson
Sgt. James W. Olson
ceremony honoring James Webster Olson was held
in May 2006.
was finalized for a colorful event involving participants in traditional Norwegian dress
and period costume. The
Rosa American Legion Post 21 Rifle Team,
with their fully functional World War II M1 rifles, participated in this
ceremony honoring this Civil War Veteran.
AND TIME OF DEDICATION:
2:30 PM - SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006
Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery
Sons of Norway lodges participated.
Freya #62 Lodge, San Rafael's
Olav #82 Lodge & Eureka's
Fram #13 Lodge
information (see "Contact"), Maps and Driving information
recently added (see "Maps").
War Battle Reports" & 2 portraits added to "Col. Porter
Mar 06 - Added Cemetery Map with relevant plots indicated; Burial plot
information & recent photos of cemetery site added to "Sgt James
W. Olson" page.
Apr 06 - Added Hvor.no map link for Hetletveit
Farm Location in Norway on
Apr 06 -Photos added of Stones River National Battlefield & Cemetery,
TN, including headstone for brother Soren Olson. See: Lt. Soren
Apr 06 - Link added to Slooper Story written by a great great
granddaughter of Ole Olsen (see "Note 4" on Slooper
Ole Olson page).
Apr 06 - Readable images of 1912 obituary & funeral description
newspaper clippings added - See Sgt. James
W. Olson page.
Apr 06 - Birth month of James Webster Olson corrected on several pages to
consistently present the month of August as correct. (Several sources,
including Rosdail's Slooper book, erroneously gives April; several
personal & official documents obtained by Phil Rhodes confirm August
as the correct birth month.) Map showing the movements and
battlefields of the 36th Ill. Inf. Reg. furnished by Norwegian researcher
Gunleif Seldal has been added and linked to the Col.
Porter Olson page
Apr 06 - Photo added of Santa Rosa's Rifle Team
Commander, Grant Noah, wearing the official American Legion Dress Uniform
- see EVENT DETAILS
May 06 - Link added on Slooper Ole Olson
"Note 7," to 1906 newspaper article available on
the Kendall County, Illinois, web site that is part of the USGenWeb
May 06 - 2 photos added showing daughter Pauline Olson, one with her
sitting next to the famous Luther Burbank for whom she worked. See Sgt. James W. Olson
2007 - FINALLY, Keith got around to adding an album of ~EVENT PHOTOS~
See EVENT DETAILS