Mathilda Ovidia Olson (daughter of Asle Olson (Hilde) and Gunhild Thompson Viskop) was born July 31, 1884 in Stearns County, Minnesota, and died 1931 in Paynesville Hsp., Stearns County, MN.She married Nels Ranten on December 2, 1907 in Big Grove Lutheran Ch., Brooten, Minnesota. Notes for Mathilda Ovidia Olson: Mathilda Ovidia Olson was born July 31, 1884 at Brooten, Minnesota. She was confirmed on May 28, 1899, at Big Grove Lutheran Church. Mathilda was married to Nels Ranten on December 02, 1907. They had three children. They are Gladys Ranten, Henry Ranten and Nathaniel Marshall Ranten. Nels Ranten worked for the Soo Line Railroad. Mathilda, Tillie as she was known, had goiter surgery at Paynesville Hospital. and died in 1931. Nels Ranten passed away on January 25, 1962.in Minneapolis, MInnesota at marshall Rantens. Gladys Ranten was born February 29, 1908 and she married David McKay. She married Philip Nefzgar. One must wonder what it was like to have only one birthday every four years! Gladys and David had two children: Lois McKay and Jerry McKay. Lois Mckay married Donald Thorson. They have four children: Kevin Thorson, Kristi Thorson, Teri Thorson, and KathyThorson. Gladys died in September 1972 of bone cancer. Henry Ranten was born October 29, 1909. Henry married Ruth Wegge in 1935 at Buxton, North Dakota.Ruth was born December 14, 1915 at Buxton, North Dakota. At the age of 59, Henry had a heart attack and passed away on July 23, 1967. His wife Ruth lives in Climax, Minnesota. She raised their four children; Virginia Ranten, Nancy Ranten, Rebecca Ranten, and Bradley Ranten.Now that she is retired, she takes care of her son's, Brad, children children at Grand Forks, North Dakota. Virginia Raye Ranten was born July 18, 1939, at Brooten, Minnesota, She married Robert Charron of Crookston, Minnesota in 1958.Virginia and Robert Have two son: Craig Charron, born December 8, 1958 at Crookston, Minnesota, and Devere (Pete) Charron born October 12, 1961 at Moses Lake, Washington. Virgiia was divorced in 1984. Remarried to Virgil (Al) Hanson in 1986. They live in Fairfield, California.Craig Charron married Patricia Tramwell on July 16, 1983. They were divorced. Craig married Donna Moore on October 12, 1996.Donna has a son Ritchie born May 19, 1985. They live in Pennsylvania. Devere (Pete) Charron married Patricia White on December 14, 1988 at Saratoga, California. They now live at Newark, California. Devere or Pete and Patricia have three children.Nicholas Charon was born July 20, 1991. Charles Cameron was born May 18, 1993. Cameron Charon was born December 28, 1995. All three children were born in Newark, California Nancy Ruth Ranten was born April 26,1946. She wasmarried in 1965 to Wayne Dale of Shelly, Minnesota. Nancy and Dale have two children. Darin Dalewas born December 8, 1965 at Crookston, Minnesota. |Darin is single and lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Rochelle (Shelly) Dale was born November 10, 1968 at Lynnwood, Washington. She will marry on December 28, 1996. She resides at Albert Lea, Minnesota. Rebecca (Becky) Susan Ranten was born May 31, 1948 at Ada, Minnesota. She married Robert Cameron of Crookston, Minnesota in 1968.They have three sons. Troy Cameron was born May 12, 1969 at Crookston, Minnesota.He married Anne Smith of Crrrokston, Minnesota in 1991. They have three children. Alexander Cameron was born May 18, 1989. Logan Cameron was born March 5, 1993 and Kellen Cameron was born May 28, 1996. They live at Sauk Center. Minnesota. Scott Cameron was born April 6, 1971. He married Tracy Beiswenger of Fischer, Minnesota. They have a son Justin Cameron was born February 15, 1996. They live in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Bradley Devere Ranten was born November 13, 1952 at Hillsboro, North Dakota.He married Diana Sortroen of Climax, Minnesota in 1982. They have three children. Christopher Devere Ranten born January 1, 1986. Ashley Joy Ranten was born February 12, 1989 and Nicholas Jay Ranten was born October 1, 1995. All three children were born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The family lives in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Marshall Ranten was born in 1918. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooten, Minnesota . He married Katherine Ruth Hanson at Black River Falls, WS. Katherine (Katy) was born in 1924.They have three children; Terry Ranten, Allen Ranten and Marsha Ranten. Marshall retired from Twin City Street Car & bus Co. in 1979. Katy writes that after 37 years the state of Minnesota pays a pretty good pension and they live cmfortable life and have what they need and are pleased with that, She says’ “ we both come from humble lives so don’t require a lot.” Marshall & Katy love Colorado so there was no question as to where they would retire as they had taken their vacation to Colorado since 1953. . Marshall worked for the Twin City Street Car Company, which was where he met Katy.This familyhave done a lot ofmountain climbing and for Marshalls 75th birthday, he climbed Pikes Peak. A total of 13 miles in ten hours and every step straight up. Theyhave retired and live in Denver Colorado. Terry Ranten was born July 7, 1945, is single, retired and resides at Boulder, Colorado. Allen Ranten was born June 6, 1950, lives in Seattle, Washington where he is a full time student at this time. He is single. Marsha Kay Ranten was born May 16, 1955. She married Ron Wagner from Chicago, Illinois.They reside in Denver, Colorado More About Mathilda Ovidia Olson: Residence: Brooten, Minnesota. More About Mathilda Ovidia Olson and Nels Ranten: Marriage: December 2, 1907, Big Grove Lutheran Ch., Brooten, Minnesota. Children of Mathilda Ovidia Olson and Nels Ranten are:
+Gladys Amanda Ranten, b. February 29, 1908, Brooten, Minnesota, d. September 17, 1972, Fargo, North Dakota.