Elizabeth Bogstad

19 January 1876–7 December 1953 (Age 77)
West Prairie, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bogstad was born on 19 January 1876, in West Prairie, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States as the daughter of Absalom Olsen Bogstad and Ingeborg Serina Olsdatter. She married Martinus Steffensen Olsbø in 1896. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Lake View Township, Lake, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 7 December 1953, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Martinus Steffensen Olsbø
Elizabeth Bogstad
Marriage: 1896
Clifford Blain Olsbo
Glenn A Olsbo
Phillip Silas Olsbo

Spouse and Children



    Clifford Blain Olsbo


    Glenn A Olsbo


    Phillip Silas Olsbo


Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Olsen Bogstad


    Ingeborg Serina Olsdatter




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 21

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of 14 farmsteads in southern Norway named Bolstad, from Old Norse bólstaðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Alsbol in household of Martin Alsbol, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lizzie Olsbo in household of Martin Olsbo, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lizzie Olsbo in household of Martin Olsbo, "United States Census, 1930"

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