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Winifred Whedon Olson (1953)

OLSON, WHEDON, LOTHROP, TREECE, BERTHOLF, SMITH

Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 11/28/2006 at 09:31:50

Winterset Madisonian
February 18, 1953

MRS. OSCAR OLSON DIES

Mrs. Oscar P. Olson, former well-known Winterset resident, died last Friday night, February 13th of a heart attack, at her home in Escondido, California. Mrs. Olson was the former Winifred Ethel Whedon, and word received here from her niece Jan Bertholf Treece stated that she had been in apparent good health, when she suffered a heart attack at 10 p.m. and died a short time later.

A daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Jennie Lothrop Whedon she was born in Winterset October 27, 1880. The Whedon home was one block west of the square, where the Anderson Home for Funerals is now located. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and with her mother and sisters was active in the W.R.C., Eastern Star and other local organizations. She served as deputy county recorder from 1919 and 1921.

She was married to Oscar P. Olson of Chicago, December 14, 1922 and they lived in Chicago for a number of years, before moving to California.

Funeral services were held at Escondido, Monday, Feb. 16th and burial will be at a later date in Winterset.

In addition to her husband and his children, the only other near relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Leonard Treece of San Gabriel, California and Mrs. Lothrop Smith of Iowa City.
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Winterset Madisonian, June 10, 1953
Winterset, Iowa

Burial Rites Here For Two Former Residents

Interment services were held Wednesday at the Winterset cemetery for two former residents.

The ashes of Mrs. Oscar Olson of Escondido, Calif., and of Dr. Lothrup Smith of Iowa City were returned here that day for burial.

Mrs. Olson, the former Winifred Whedon, died in February at her home in California. Her husband and his daughter, Mrs. Larry Shay, returned here for the burial rites Wednesday.

Dr. Smith died several yars ago at Iowa City, whjere he was a member of the University of Iowa faculty. His wife, retuned here Wednesday for the burial.

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