A biography/family history and picture of Olaf Skylstead are included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3.
Olaf was born, 13 Jun 1870, one of six children of Capt. Ole I. and Gurine (Torkelson) Skylstead. The father was a sailor, born 1839 in Norway, & died there in 1914; Gurine was born 1849 in Norway.
Olaf was educated in Bergen, Norway. On 13 Aug 1887, he landed in New York City and located to Minot, ND, where for five years he was a clerk in a general store. In 1892, he came to Havre, MT, and worked in the general mercantile business until 1904 when he went into the loan and real estate business. He was vice president of the Citizens National Bank of Havre; 1906-1912, county commissioner.
On 17 Jun 1893, Olaf married Miss Anna Troye, born in Bergen, Norway. They had five children: Esther, died in infancy; Ralph F.; Anna; Olaf G.; Esther.
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