OLANDER LIND, assistant fire chief in Kansas City, is at present the best man for the office and no one who knows the man will deny that the preference is not justified. He was born in Sweden August 18, 1870, a son of John and Tillie Lind. When he was fourteen years old his parents came to America, going direct to Kansas City, Kansas. There Olander entered the public schools. After he left school he entered Fowler's Packing House, where he was employed for eight years. He gave up this position to accept an appointment as meat inspector. After four years' faithful work in this capacity he resigned in order to join the Kansas City, Kansas, fire department. His work was so efficient and his bravery so well known that in 1905 he was appointed assistant fire chief, which position he now occupies. In 1891 he joined the Nordens Venner Society as its manager. He later became its treasurer and is now president of the building committee. He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, which society he joined here in Kansas City. He is also a member of the United Yeomen of America.
In 1893, on the 21st of January, he was married to Anna Johnson, a native of Sweden, who had come to Kansas City when she was a young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Lind have one son, Clarence Howard, who is at present a student in the public schools and gives every evidence of becoming as fine a man as his father
Although Mr. Lind was born in Sweden, Kansas City, can almost claim him as its own. He came here when he was young and when the city was young. It has seen him grow and prosper and he has seen it grow and prosper. He is as proud of its present prosperous condition as as it is proud of his present high standing and influence.
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