Ole Larson's Folks

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My mother, Reatha May Myers, was born 23 May 1914, in the living quarters behind her father’s general store in Thunder Hawk, South Dakota. A month later, on 28 June, my father, Lovell Darvin Larson, was born in hospital at Sidney, Montana. Click here to view their place in the…

Introduction First and foremost, a thousand thanks to cousin Joanne Lillevold, who originally researched this story, translated the source documents (drawing on her one year of college Norwegian, and struggling with several difficult, unstudied dialects), and presented it as a slide talk to her local genealogy society. While I am…

With Lillian Drayer (1890-1979) My maternal grandfather, Dan Dean Myers, was born in Onawa, Iowa, on 5 December 1886. His life story is compelling enough, I think, to interest even those who may not be directly related to him.  I know very little about his childhood and early life in…

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