Biography of Ole Bolstad of Northwood, North Dakota

Ole Bolstad, who is a successful dentist in active practice at Northwood, North Dakota, was born at Ringsaker, Norway, October 3, 1875, son of Ole L. and Thonethe Bolstad. They were farmers in their native country, being poor tenants till they immigrated to America in 1880. They arrived at Philadelphia, July 4, that year, and from there went to Richland county, North Dakota.

Our subject lived on the farm with his parents, received the rudiments of his education at the district school, which was supplemented by a course at the Mayville Normal, and a two year scientific course at the University of North Dakota. After which he took a four year course at the University of Minnesota, graduating from the dental department in 1902. When he located at Northwood, where he has since remained in the active practice of his profession.

Mr. Bolstad has taught school, clerked in stores, worked on the farm, and has taken an active part in politics. He was clerk of the house of representatives for one year. He is a member of the Masonic Order, A. O. U. W., K. of P., and M. W. A.

On December 24, 1906, Dr. Bolstad married Miss Gina Tanger, of Northwood, who was assistant cashier of the Northwood Trust and Safety bank. They have one child, Kathleen lola Theresa.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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