Even & Olina Omlid

Even S. Omlid was born in Satersdalen, Norway in 1860, and emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1867. He was educated at Wilmar, Minnesota, after which he taught schools in several North Dakota towns.

Olina Nestingen was born in Gudbransdalen, Norway in 1870, coming to the United States with her parents in 1873. Her parents homesteaded on a farm near Clifford, North Dakota

Even and Olina were married on June 20, 1891 at Grand Forks, North Dakota by the Rev. Bjug Harstad, who was a brother-in-law to Even.

In 1901, Even and Olina homesteaded in Kottke Valley Township, Section 22, about nine miles northwest of Granville, North Dakota. Once a house was built, the family moved in.

There were six children in the Omlid family, including four boys and two girls. Leonard T., the oldest boy, was born in 1892 in Grand Forks. He attended Granville High School, and was one of the first students to graduate from GHS. He later graduated from the University of North Dakota, and taught in North Dakota and Iowa until he retired in 1957.

Leonore was born on February 20, 1893, at Clifford, North Dakota. She graduated in 1918 from the Good Samaritan Hospital nursing school in Rugby, and later married Nickolai Kringlee in 1922, making their home in the Norwich area for many years.

William S. was born on November 25, 1894. He attended the American Business College in Minneapolis, and later went into the grocery business. In 1942, he moved with his wife to Long Beach, California.

Mildred O. was born in Clifford on October 8, 1896. She married Emil J. Vincent in 1924, and moved to Maddock, North Dakota.

Clarence D. was born in Clifford on May 3, 1901. He was a graduate of Granville High School, attended the University of North Dakota for two years and completed his studies as MSTC, after which he taught school in North Dakota, later moving to California.

Lawrence E. was born on August 28, 1903 in Kottke Valley Township, North Dakota. He attended Granville High School and, later, the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, graduating with a degree of Doctor of Dentistry.

Even S. Omlid died in 1939 after a short illness, and was buried at the Rising Cemetery.

Olina Omlid died in January of 1936 after a lingering illness.

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