Author Topic: Clarence Mekal Olsen  (Read 1118 times)

Offline nmg1

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #18 on: Monday 05 February 18 05:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone that gives me heaps to work with.

Clarence dates 1925 - 2000 are right I have birth and death certificates.

Mekal Norman death 1968 is right found his death in 'find a grave' and worked is birth year out from that 1895. 

Family story is they had a farm in Wagga Wagga. 

Mekal Noman married Deas Isabel Vernon  1901 - 1984 in Wellington in 1922.  The earliest I found him in NZ is 1919 in Auckland.  They must have returned to Australia because Clarence is born there.  They also had Gwendoline b 1923  d 1984
                                Daphne  b 1926  d 1950
                                 Cyril  b 1930  - As far as I know still living

In his life he was a School teacher, Farmer, and at his death a wool classer

Mekal Herman have not been able to confirm anything on that man.


                                             

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #19 on: Monday 05 February 18 05:45 GMT (UK) »

Grandfather Mekal Herman Olsen 1788 - 1922


Can you check again these dates.
Sue

lived to be 134??? ???

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #20 on: Monday 05 February 18 06:40 GMT (UK) »

Grandfather Mekal  Herman Olsen 1788- 1922


Can you check again these dates.

Sue

As already been  commented.
These dates are not correct.

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #21 on: Monday 05 February 18 06:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi

This looks to be the Mikael Herman Olsen in question from Egersund, Rogaland in Norway born 13 Oct 1866:

Birth: https://urn.digitalarkivet.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20070503610244.jpg
1875 Census: https://urn.digitalarkivet.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-ft20110119730010.jpg


Ian

This would be much closer to a very likely birth date.

And almost tallies with 32 years in 1900 (from Gerry) describing the crew member of the correct initials and surname.
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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #22 on: Monday 05 February 18 09:21 GMT (UK) »
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The earliest I found him in NZ is 1919 in Auckland. 

WW1  1st Division Waikato  1916-1917
OLSEN Merkal Norman  Farmer  care of W L Dawes, Te Hirau, Raglan.

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 10 February 18 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Mekal Norman Olsen is my great-grandfather. The geni tree linked to earlier is mine but it's a work in progress, not meant to be gospel! I had the date for M.Herman Olsen incorrect but only there for a few days before I realised my mistake (2am and my brain mistaking insolvency for intestacie).
I am also incredibly stuck on Mekal Herman Olsen, can't find a death or burial anywhere. Just the rumour that he was Norwegian.
Mekal Norman, Deas, and Daphne are all buried alongside one another in Aramoho Cemetery in Whanganui.

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 10 February 18 12:47 GMT (UK) »
Oh jeepers, I obviously linked this to my facebook not intending to ever use the forums, haha, excuse my profile picture!

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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 10 February 18 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Daphne Olsen was my mother and she died 18 December 1952 from polio. She was born in 1926 in a town called Hunterville where her father, (my "Granddad") worked for the NZ Railways.
She was Clarence's sister. She also had a sister Gwendoline and another brother Cyril.

Verification of Mekal Norman Olsen's death.  The date is correct. I was at the funeral and 17 years old at the time. I remember like it was yesterday.
Rosalea is quite correct when she says that Mekal, Deas (Nanna Olsen) and Daphne are buried next to each other at the Aramoho Cemetery in Whanganui, NZ. I, too, have been to the grave site on more than one occasion.




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Re: Clarence Mekal Olsen
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 10 February 18 23:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Mekal Norman Olsen is my great-grandfather. The geni tree linked to earlier is mine but it's a work in progress, not meant to be gospel! I had the date for M.Herman Olsen incorrect but only there for a few days before I realised my mistake (2am and my brain mistaking insolvency for intestacie).
I am also incredibly stuck on Mekal Herman Olsen, can't find a death or burial anywhere. Just the rumour that he was Norwegian.
Mekal Norman, Deas, and Daphne are all buried alongside one another in Aramoho Cemetery in Whanganui.

Read reply#2 please.

More information available on NAA and you have the option to purchase an historical image of his marriage certificate [AUD$21.40] online from Qld BDM which should show his age, place of birth, occupation, parents' names including mother's maiden name.
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m

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