John Carlson and O. H. Carlson

Finley, North Dakota

are the proprietors of the Carlson & Hammer hardware Company and have a very large business. The wereborn in America of Swedish Parents, but speak good Norwegian. These two are very capable and reputable men. John Carlson is the president of the School board and is a Secretary in the Farmers Elevator Company in Finley, North Dakota.

His wife is Norwegian born and honors the name of Valdine Williams. Her parents live in Golden Lake Township on a farm. Her father, William, is a County Commissioner.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 165

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