BIOGRAPHY - Olin Larson

OLIN LARSON, cigar manufacturer, was born in Toarp parish, Skane, Sweden, March 21, 1846. Equipped with a common school education he emigrated at the age of 22 and then came to Gibson City, where he has since lived.

He is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigars, with one of his sons, John O., as associate.

Mr. Larson is married to Ellen Aukney, born in Somerset co., Pa., Sept. 14, 1844. The fruits of this union are four children, the other three being George F., Betty L. and Ada E. George Larson is employed by the telephone company in Hammond, Ind., and the daughter, Ada, is the wife of Mr. Mullholland of Chicago.

Besides his business in the city, Mr. Larson owns a farm near Gibson City.

Extracted 28 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from History of Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908, Volume 2, page 182.

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