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Austin and Emily Cleo Mortensen Olsen:  Austin was born September 30, 1897 in Ferron, Utah to James Frederick and Cornelia Wrigley Olsen.  In 1917 he was in the Army and a year later was in France where he was wounded at the Argonne Forest.  He was discharged July 15, 1919 and four months later, November 26, he married Emily.  She was born April 16, 1898 in Emery, Utah to George Q and Emily Margaret Quinn Mortensen, one of seventeen children of her father by his two wives. 

Austin and Emily had two children: Maxine and Lee Ray.  In 1920 they were living in Emery and moved to Highland in 1923 and by 1930 were living in Rochester, Utah, then in 1942, when he registered for WWII draft, they were in Moore, Utah and he was farming and driving school bus. 

Emily died July 8, 1960 in Price, Utah and Austin died October 3, 1973 in Carbon.  They are buried in the Price City cemetery.   


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