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Mrs. Elizabeth DeWitt Olsen

Mrs. Elizabeth DeWitt Olsen

    Leonardo -- Mrs. Elizabeth Olsen, wife of Hans Olsen, Monmouth avenue, died at her home yesterday morning. She was 69 years old. besides her husband she leaves three sons, by a former husband. Harry DeWitt, of Iselin, Leon DeWitt, West Brighton, S. I., Fred DeWitt, Nutley, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Amzi Thorne, Leonardo, and Mrs. William Polland, Keyport. The funeral under the direction of the Posten Funeral home.

    Source: Asbury Park Evening Press (The Evening News) for Saturday, October 25, 1941.

    Mrs. Elizabeth Olsen, wife of Hans Olsen, and a long time resident of Monmouth avenue, Leonardo, died at her home Thursday. She was sixty-nine years old and had been ill for a long time. She is survived by three sons by a previous marriage, Harry DeWitt, of Iselin; Leon DeWitt of West Brighton, and Fred DeWitt, of Nutley. Two stepdaughters, Mrs. Amzi Thorne, of Leonardo, and Mrs. William Polland, of Keyport, also survive.

    Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Agnes church where the Rev. John R. Torney officiated. Interment, under the direction of A. M. Posten & Sons, took place in Mt Olivet cemetery.

    Additional information not in the obituary: Mrs. Olsen is buried in an unmarked grave in Section No. 17, Plot No. 22 of Mount Olivet Cemetary in Red Bank, NJ. The obituary is in error in stating that Harry DeWitt (he went by the name Harry Divitz) was her son. He was a stepson, born of the marriage of her former husband, Frederich W. DeWitt (who also went by the name William Divitz) to Delia Rattican, as were the two stepdaughters, whose given names were Lillian (Sena) and Delia. Delia Rattican's grave is also at Mt. Olivet cemetary.

    Most of this information comes from the 1900 and 1910 federal census and the social security death index.

      Submitted by Ronald N. DeWitt (grandson of Elizabeth)

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