Hi Joel -
My Paternal Grandfather (Ole G. Hilden) was the 2nd of 12 children born to Gilbert & Kari Hilden on Feb 5th, 1880, and died on Dec 25th, 1968.
Their 10th child was John Galen Hilden born on May 8, 1896, and died Sept 8th, 1982. He liked to be called “Johnny”, and he married Alice Halverson on Jun 27, 1920. Johnny & Alice had two children. Galen was born on June 17, 1922 and Ardelle was born on July 31, 1926.
I met Johnny & Alice several times at various family functions in Olympia, Washington where my Paternal Grandparents (Ole & Gelina Hilden) lived. Unfortunately, I don’t recall much about either Galen or Ardelle, as I believe they were starting their own families in other geographic locations.
May also have a couple of old pictures around here somewhere in our files, if you’re interested?
Thanks for writing. It is nice to meet you via email !!!