Olia Fossey obituary

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first name also spelled "Olea", last name also spelled "Fossay"
Winnepeg, Canada is spelled Winnipeg
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Friday, November 17, 1911
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The remains of Mrs. Olia Fossey were brought to Lyle from Barlow, N. D. and interment was made in the cemetery at Mona, Saturday. Thus one by one the pioneer settlers, who came here from the Father land are summoned to go and the community is richer and better for them having lived in it. The subject of our sketch, today, is one who, with the exception of about a year spent with her daughter Mrs. O. A. Dahl at Barlow, N. D., has made her home here for nearly half a century. She is gone, but the influence of a well spent life will live on to bless friends and acquaintances as well as those of her own fireside.

Olia Hansdatter was born Aug. 27, 1827 in Solor, Norway and died at Barlow, N. D., Nov. 7, 1911. She was married to Ole Fossey in 1848 and emigrated to America and settled in Mitchell county, Iowa in 1866.

Their union was blessed with 10 children, five of whom, together with her husband, have gone before.

Those who are left to mourn her departure are Charley Fossey of Moorhead, Minn., Oliver Fossey of Velva, N. Dakota, Mrs. Theodore Thompson of Mona, Iowa, Mrs. E. B. Qually of Winnepeg, Canada and Mrs. O. A. Dahl, of Barlow, N. Dakota, all of whom were present at the funeral.

Besides these she leaves 28 grand children and 20 great-grand children.

We desire to express our thanks to the pall bearers, those who so beautifully decorated the church, and those sending floral tributes, as well as the choir and others, who in anyway assisted us by deeds of kindness or sympathy.
The Children of Olia Fossey.