Holte was born on October 7, 1881 in Rindal, Norway. Having immigrated from Norway in 1906, he was a more recent arrival than the other Poulsbo "Vikings" who participated in the 1909 AYPE Norway Day activities. Holte, a naturalized citizen, was also younger than the others. He was about 27 years old when the photograph to the left was taken.
Holte had the dubious distinction of having to register for two United States drafts in his lifetime. His registration card for World War I lists his brother, Nils Holte, from Bellingham, as the next-of-kin, so it is assumed he was unmarried at that time. Tall and slender, he had brown eyes and brown hair., and it is very probable that the mustache he sported in his Viking photograph was a real one. By 1918, he lived at 921 Water Street in South Bend, Washington.
Fortunate to be very long lived, Holte passed away at age 97 in Pacific, Washington.
--Seattle City Directory, 1913
--U. S. Federal Census, South Bend, Pacific, Washington, 1930
--U. S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Raymond High School, Raymond, Washington, 1958
--U. S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Halvor Holte
--U. S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Havlor Holte
--Washington Death Index, 1940-1996