This is not my direct family, but just found John Molden's obit: (this shows birth abt. 1858)
Page 101, Oakland Tribune, February 12, 1953 ...........
MOLDEN – of Oakland, February 11, 1953, John Molden, beloved husband of Rena Nelson Molden; loving father of Mrs. A. W. Aust of Berkley, and Mrs. M. J. Johnson of El Sobrante, and Melvin [?H] Molden of Eau Claire, Wisconsin,
Warren and Marilyn Johnson, Mrs. Renee Hermanson, Spencer Aust Jr., Robert Molden.
Great-grandfather of Renee Molden.
A native of Norway, age 85 years.
Friends are invited to attend services, Friday, February 13, 1953 at 10 o’clock a.m. at Truman’s Chapel, Telegraph Avenue at ___________ 30th Street, Oakland, Reverend Walter C. Grayrack officiating.