Mrs. Margaret Molstrom, aged 82, a pioneer of this vicinity, died this morning [March 12, 1931] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Somppi. She was born in Haaparanta, Sweden, November 30, 1848. At the age of 17 she moved to Trondjem, Norway. Here she was married to Henry Molstrom on June 24, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Molstrom moved to Calumet, Michigan in the same year. In 1877 they went to Centerville, Washington. Ten years later they came to this vicinity. Her husband preceded her in death by 22 years.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Mr. John Molstrom, Mrs. Abe Molstrom, Mrs. William Molstrom, Mr. Henry Molstrom, Mrs. David Nelson, Mrs. Alfred Somppi, all of Pendleton, and Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn of Athens, Oregon. There are also twenty-one grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Apostolic Lutheran Church of which she was a member. Rev. Charles Ojala will officiate. [Interment at Olney Cemetery]
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman