Ole Torkildson was born near Christiana, Norway Sept 17, 1853 and died at his home in Vienna April 23, 1914, aged 60 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was married to Ellen Kristine Romo June 7, 1864. This marriage was blessed by eleven children, seven of whom survive him.
In 1880 he, with his family, left their home near Trondgjem, Norway and emigrated to America, locating in Minnesota where they stayed three years before moving to South Dakota and taking up a claim west of town, where they resided until last fall when they moved to town, after having lived on the same place for thirty years. The funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the Lutheran church in Vienna, conducted by Rev. Rachie and the remains were laid to rest in the new cemetery west of town.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Martin Torkildson of North Portal, Can; Thoralf and Gustave Torkildson and Mrs. T. H. Ewing of Luffman, SD, Oscar of Mankato, MN, Mrs. Nels Rosendahl and Elvira of Vienna.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper, 1914.