Peter Isaac Olsen, 6 Jan 1856 - 1938

DUP Obituary Scrapbook (1933-1939)


PRICE--Peter Isaac Olsen, 82, pioneer settler of Price, died at his home 
here Saturday after an illness of several months.

    Funeral services will be conducted in the L. D. S. tabernacle Monday at 
2 p. m. Burial will be in Price City cemetery, directed by the Wallace 

    Mr. Olsen had been a resident of Price for the past 56 years and was 
engaged in farming and stock raising until 1932, when he retired. He was 
born January 6, 1856, at Manti, eldest son of Soren and Bertha Olsen. At the 
age of 7 he moved with his family to Dixie. The family located first at 
Spring Dale and later moved to Rockville.

    When a young man, Mr. Olsen was engaged in hauling freight from southern 
Utah to Pioche and other Nevada towns. While working in Paragonah he met 
Sally Ann Barton, whom he married January 11, 1877. Their marriage was 
performed the opening day for marriages in Manti L. D. S. Temple.
    After making their home in Paragonah for a few years the couple moved to 
Price, then part of Emery county, in 1882 and located on Price river about a 
mile and a half west of the present townsite. Mr. Olsen was the first Sunday 
school superintendent of Price L. D. S. ward. He also acted as first dentist 
for the small settlement and served as veterinarian for this part of the 
county for a number of years.  His wife was the first school teacher in the 

    He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Peter B. and Stephen 
B. Olsen, Mrs. Mary Jane Rasmussen and Mrs. Elvaline Fausett, all of Price, 
and Mrs. Viola O'Berto of Helper. Also surviving are two brothers, Erastns 
Olsen of Cardston, Canada, and Soren Olsen of Price; 23 grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren.