Cartan Genealogy: Part 4 of 4
In 1889, at San Francisco, California, Frederick James Cartan [R8], the fourth child and only son of Roger Peter Cartan and Phoebe Calista Dresser, was married to Olga Sophia Brunhilde Lundberg [R9], a waitress who had travelled from Umeå, Sweden, near the Arctic Circle, to San Francisco, when she was only 18. Family legend has it that he married her because of the "perky way she tied her apron." Frederick was 29, Olga 22. A daughter, Genevieve, was born soon after and died two years later of Meningitis. Frederick and Olga subsequently rejoined other family members in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and later settled in Oregon, where Frederick spent his remaining years as a bee-keeper on the Oregon coast while Olga ran a boarding house fifty miles inland at the town of Corvallis.
Frederick and Olga had two surviving children who, together with their descendants, make up the Cartan branch of the Cartan family tree. Pictures are available for the descendants of their son, my grandfather, Frederick Roger Cartan.
- Genevieve Cartan. First child of Frederick James Cartan [R8] and Olga Sophia Brunhilde Lundberg. Born September 7, 1889 at San Francisco, California. Died of Meningitis, July 4, 1891.
- Hazel Cartan. Second child of Frederick James Cartan [R8] and Olga Sophia Brunhilde Lundberg. Born November 12, 1892 at San Francisco, California. Married Basil Elbridge Ralston August 16, 1916 at Corvallis, Oregon. Died 1965 of a heart attack.
- Basil Elbridge Ralston. Husband of Hazel Cartan. Born December 31, 1886 at Crystal, North Dakota, one of nine children. Died 1970.
- Frederick Roger Cartan. Third child of Frederick James Cartan [R8] and Olga Sophia Brunhilde Lundberg. Born October 12, 1898 at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Married Bertha Irene Hogue June 16, 1927. Died March 8, 1970 at Paradise, California.
- Bertha Irene Hogue. Wife of Frederick Roger Cartan. Born September 1, 1904 at Sharon, Kansas. Died July 26, 2008 at Paradise, California.
- Barbara Jean Fowler. First wife of Hugh Cartan Ralston. Born November 19, 1919. Divorced in 1976.
- Hugh Cartan Ralston. Only child of Hazel Cartan [C2] and Basil Elbridge Ralston. Born November 17, 1919 at Pendleton, Oregon. Married Barbara Jean Fowler March 17, 1945, at Santa Barbara, California. Later married Audrey Sanders. Died April 2, 2000 of heart failure on top of pancreatic failure.
- Audrey Sanders. Second wife of Hugh Cartan Ralston.
- Frederick Owen Cartan. First child of Frederick Roger Cartan [C4] and Bertha Irene Hogue. Born October 22, 1928 at Corvallis, Oregon. Married Gloria Joan Harrison July 9, 1955 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Died April 6, 1998, in Helena, Montana, after a twenty year battle with Polycythemia. See obituary.
- Gloria Joan Harrison. Wife of Frederick Owen Cartan. Born September 9, 1931 at Helena, Montana.
Died April 17, 2016 at her home in Canyon Creek, Montana.
- John Roger Cartan. Second child of Frederick Roger Cartan [C4] and Bertha Irene Hogue. Born February 26, 1930 at Corvallis, Oregon. Married Rose Anne White February 11, 1978. Died December 9, 2015, in Alameda, California, from a heart attack.
- Rose Anne White. Second wife of John Roger Cartan. Born August 29, 1940 at Kenton, Ohio.
- Carol Elaine Cartan. Third child of Frederick Roger Cartan [C4] and Bertha Irene Hogue. Born March 31, 1941 at Los Angeles, California. Married Richard Willis Getzinger August 26, 1961 at El Monte, California. Died July 6, 2015 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, following a sixteen-month battle with ovarian cancer.
- Richard Willis Getzinger. Husband of Carol Elaine Cartan. Born December 16, 1937 at Hammond, Indiana.
- Jeffrey Hugh Ralston. First child of Hugh Cartan Ralston [C7] and Barbara Jean Fowler. Born August 11, 1949 at Los Angeles, California. Died March 11, 1997 in a fire in Santa Barbara.
- Kathleen Ralston. Second child of Hugh Cartan Ralston [C7] and Barbara Jean Fowler. Born January 4, 1951. Married Douglas Horacek January 17, 1979 at Los Angeles, California.
- Douglas Horacek. Husband of Kathleen Ralston.
- Anne Barbara Ralston. Third child of Hugh Cartan Ralston [C7] and Barbara Jean Fowler. Born April 14, 1952. Married Bradley Neil Jones June 11, 1975 at Birmingham, Michigan.
- Bradley Neil Jones. Husband of Anne Barbara Ralston.
- Peter Laurence Ralston. Fourth child of Hugh Cartan Ralston [C7] and Barbara Jean Fowler. Born March 6, 1956.
- Elizabeth Engle. Wife of Hugh James Ralston.
- Hugh James Ralston. Fifth child of Hugh Cartan Ralston [C7] and Barbara Jean Fowler. Born June 6, 1958. Married Elizabeth Engle February 10, 1996.
- John Frederick Cartan. First child of Frederick Owen Cartan [C9] and Gloria Joan Harrison. Born April 3, 1958 in Bozeman, Montana. Married Betsy Joy Brazy May 24, 1992 at South Bend, Indiana.
- Betsy Joy Brazy. Wife of John Frederick Cartan. Born March 18, 1960 at South Bend, Indiana.
- Joan Kathleen Cartan. Second child of Frederick Owen Cartan [C9] and Gloria Joan Harrison. Born May 6, 1961 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Married James Duncan Hansen July 7, 1990 at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch.
- James Duncan Hansen. Husband of Joan Kathleen Cartan. Born November 5, 1959 at Idaho Falls, Idaho.
- David Cartan Getzinger. First child of Carol Elaine Cartan [C13] and Richard Willis Getzinger. Born April 15, 1965 at Los Alamos, New Mexico. Married Chen Wen-chen (Claire), May 18, 1999 at Taipei, Taiwan.
- Chen Wen-chen (Claire). Wife of David Cartan Getzinger. Born November 15, 1966 at Taipei, Taiwan.
- Karen Elaine Getzinger. Second child of Carol Elaine Cartan [C13] and Richard Willis Getzinger. Born September 22, 1967 at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
- Brena Kathleen Jones. First child of Anne Barbara Ralston [C18] and Bradley Neil Jones. Born February 21, 1979.
- Keith Wood Jones. Second child of Anne Barbara Ralston [C18] and Bradley Neil Jones. Born October 21, 1981.
- Sarah Irene Cartan. First child of John Frederick Cartan [C23] and Betsy Joy Brazy. Born May 22, 1999 in Alameda, California.
- Samantha Jane Cartan Hansen. First child of Joan Kathleen Cartan [C25] and James Duncan Hansen. Born December 26, 1991 at Boise, Idaho.
- Harrison Frederick Duncan Hansen. Second child of Joan Kathleen Cartan [C25] and James Duncan Hansen. Born September 1, 1995 at Boise, Idaho.
Genealogy by John Frederick Cartan. Special thanks to Bertha Irene Hogue Cartan, Joan Cartan Hansen, and Hugh James Ralston for their help in preparing this document.