Obit: Mortimer, Frank R. (1881 - 1937)
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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/20/1937, Mortimer Genealogy by Sheryl (Flynn) Osborn, Paul Mortimer family photos, Hattie Smith Valton Sauk County woodland Township Wisconsin genealogy Mortimer, Census Records, News Clips, Family Photos, Plat Maps, Wikipedia

Mortimer, Frank (11 MAY 1881 - 9 MAY 1937)

Frank Mortimer died suddenly of heart disease at hi home in the town of Reseburg (Clark Co., Wis.) on Sunday, May 9, 1937. He was born at Valton, Wis., May 11, 1881, (the son of James, 1833-1896 & Malinda Holderman) and had reached the age of fifty-six years. On June 24, 1905 he was united in marriage to (Lora) Maud Schaffer at Baraboo, Wis. He resided on a farm near Valton until 1907, when he removed to his present farm in the town of Reseburg.


[Postcard of Mortimer Valley, Valton, WI, 1906

Source: Paul Mortimer


Valton, WI, 1912

*His widowed mother, Malinda   (b. Aug 1849) lived with Frank's sister, Tillie and her husband, Albert E. Jackson and their children in Woodland, Sauk, WI.  Malinda was born in Indiana, the daughter of Eli & Marget Slater Holderman and  died 25 Feb 1925 from a Gallbladder infection.  She was buried along with many family members in the Valton Cemetery, Valton, WI.

Valton, Sauk Co., WI is 2 hr 22 min. (126.5 mi) via I-94 W from Withee, WI


He leaves to mourn, his wife and one son, Avard, of Madison, three brothers, George of Tieton, Wash., James and Glen of Valton, Wis., also five sisters, Mrs. Maggie Wheeler of Hillsboro, Wis., Mrs. Jessie Thew, Mrs. Alice Mackinzie, Mrs. Albert Jockson, all of Wonewoc, Wis., and Mrs. J. Leatherberry of Lodi, Wis.

Funeral services were held at the Bogumill Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 12th, the Rev. Powell of Phelps officiating, interment following the services at Lake Delton, Wis., where short services were also held at the grave.

[Postcard showing Tornado Damage -- Mortimer Farm, 21 Sep 1924]

21 Sep 1924 Wisconsin Tornado


1880 Federal Census, Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin, USA, Dwelling Number: 21

Head: James Mortimer 45 Self (Head), Age: 45 (1835), Birthplace: England, Race: White, Gender: Male, Occupation: Farmer, could not read or write.
Malinda Mortimer, 32 Wife, could not read or write.
Sarah Mortimer, 18 Daughter
Mallisa Mortimer, 16 Daughter
George Mortimer, 14 Son
Mary Jane Mortimer, 10 Daughter
Alice Mortimer, 10 Daughter
Nathaniel Mortimer, 8 Son
James Mortimer, 5 Son
Luretta Mortimer, 2 Daughter
Mortimer, 1/12 Daughter

*Frank Mortimer was born May 11, 1881


Father of Frank Mortimer


James Mortimer Wilson Bull Mortimer Sr. was born 27 August 1833, Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
and died just before Thanksgiving (19 Nov 1896 in Sauk, WI), at the age of sixty-three when Frank was fifteen years old.


----Source: Reedsburg Free Press-Nov. 26, 1896

James Mortimer, a pioneer resident of our town, died last week and was buried Friday. He leaves a wife, a large family of children and many relatives to morn his loss. The funeral was held at Valton, Rev. Smeltzer officating.

Father : Abraham Bull
Mother : Sarah Mortimer
Birth date : August 27, 1833
Born at : 159 Church Green, Broughton-Gifford, Wiltshire County, England
Occupation : Farmer
Married first : Margaret O'Toole
Married second : Malinda Holderman
Marriage date : June 30, 1871
Married at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
Death date : November 19, 1896
Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin

Children With first wife:
Margaret Mortimer
Sarah Mortimer
Elizabeth Mortimer
George Washington Mortimer
Mary Mortimer

With second wife:
Nathan Mortimer
James W. Mortimer Jr.
Phobe Lubertha Mortimer
Ruth M. Mortimer
Frank R Mortimer
Matilda Mortimer
Glenn Allen Mortimer
Tressie Mortimer


----Source: Mortimer Genealogy by Sheryl (Flynn) Osborn.


James W.(Bull) Mortimer's second family.


Back left Tille Mortimer, Jim Mortimer Jr., Frank Mortimer, Nate Mortimer,
Glenn Mortimer, Tressie Mortimer,
Ruth Mortimer, Malinda (Holderman) Mortimer, Alice Mortimer



1920 Federal Census, Wisconsin Clark Reseburg ED 29


Frank (R.) Mortimer Male 38 1882 WI Married White Head England IN
Maude Mortimer Female 36 1884 IA Married White Wife IA New York
Avard (S.) Mortimer Male 7 1913 WI Single White Son Wisconsin IA




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