Spring Valley Sun, June 17, 1943 p. 1 col. 3
Ole P. Hanson
Ole P. Hanson was born to Peter and Mary Hanson, Dec. 24, 1864, In Lille Elvedalen, Norway, and died at his home in Spring Valley June 5. At the age of four he came with his parents to America, settling in the town of Spring Lake.
March 9, 1889, he married Ingrid Johnson. The young couple started housekeeping on the farm belonging to the grooms parents.In 1891 they moved to the farm in Spring Lake now occupied by George Monette and lived there until 1915, when they moved to a farm in East Rock Elm. He left the farm in 1989, moving to Spring Valley, where he has since lived.
Seven children were born to them, all of whom are living with the exception of one who died in infancy. They are: Matilda Borst, of Shanon Springs, Kan., Abble (Mrs. Thor Anderson) of Cambridge Minn., Helmer, of Tillemook, Oregon; and Ida, Mabel and Oscar, at home. He also leaves seven grandchildren, besides a host of more distant relatives.
Mr. Hansons death means the loss of a kind and devoted husband who for more than 54 years shared with his wife joy and sorrow, prosperity and adversity; to the children and grandchildren his passing means the loss of a loving and sympathetic father and grandfather, who as long as he was able did what he could to make them happy. He will also be missed by the friends he made where ever he went. In his memory the Spring Lake Ladies Aid gave $5, to the missions of the Norwegian church. Another gift of $25 to the Spring Lake cemetery has been given in his memory by the children. There were also numerous gifts in his memory by friends and relatives to the Old Folks Home and Station WCAL.
Contributed by Joe Waddell