Jens Olson

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, July 19, 1929

Jens Olson Passes, Ill For Two Years

Highly Respected Lewiston Citizen Victim of Kidney Disease - Bring Remains Here Today.

Jens Olson, pioneer of Lewiston and Clarkston and highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, from a kidney disorder from which he had suffered for nearly two years. Mr. Olson was taken to Spokane on June 30 and at that time it was realized his condition was very critical.

Mr. Olson was about 73 years of age, being a native of Sweden. He came to the United States when little more than a boy and first settled in Wisconsin. He was a resident of Palouse for about 25 years before locating in Clarkston in 1902, where he engaged in the blacksmithing business. In 1917, Mr. Olson removed to Lewiston and with the development of the automobile business, he adjusted himself to the changing conditions and for several years has conducted a spring and blacksmithing business for autos.

Mr. Olson took a keen interest in the affairs of the community and state and was a willing supporter to all efforts to advance the interests of the community in which he resided. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, and three sons, the children being: Mrs. C. E. Hayden, Ferdinand; Oscar W. Olson, Lewiston, who was associated with his father in the shop business; A. D. Olson, Wahluke, Wash., and E. Olson, Chicago.

The remains will be brought to Lewiston today and funeral arrangements will be completed as soon as relatives are heard from.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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