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Date: 11/9/2004 at 12:59:00

Biography reproduced from page 548 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Carl E. Oleson, son of Erick and Kathrine (Jensen) Oleson, was born in Christiana, Norway, Dec. 16, 1862. When eight years of age he emigrated with his parents to the United States, coming immediately to Iowa and locating in Calmar. After living there one year they removed to Ionia, Chickasaw county. Mr. Oleson received a fair education, studying hard during vacations as well as while in school. When sixteen years of age he commenced to learn telegraphy under Theodore Huber, of Chickasaw station. In 1881 he was given charge of Wesley station, which postion he still occupies, being telegraph operator, station agent, express agent and freight agent. He is a careful and energetic business man. In politics Mr. Oleson is a republican.


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