Obit: Mortimer, William (1850 - 1899)
Contact: Steven Lavey
Surnames: Mortimer, Knudson, Pettit, Davis, Rowe
----Source: Republican & Press, August 10, 1899.
William Mortimer, for many years a prominent farmer of the Town of York, died Saturday morning, presumably of heart failure. Funeral services took place Sunday afternoon in the York Center Church, Rev. Knudson, of Loyal, officiating.
Bio: Mortimer, William (1850 - 1899)
----Source: Greenwood Public Library, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad
Former William Mortimer Farm
William Mortimer, son of Emanuel and Jemima Mortimer was born in Chilton Calumet county, Wis., in 1850. At an early age he came to Wilcox, Clark county, now known as York Center, where he resided until the time of his death in 1899. Cause of death was heart trouble.
He was married at Chilton on June 1, 1876, to Estella Jane Pettit, who was born at Columbus, Wis., Jan. 26, 185Z. In the same year, the couple traveled by ox cart and wagon to Clark county. A new home was established in the woods near York Center, where a log house and barn were erected. The farm consisted of 120 acres, which later became the homes of the three sons. To this union were born four children, Jesse, who married Belle Davis. daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Davis; Grace, who married Ernest Rowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Rowe; Ray, who married Mariah Davis, daughter of Solon and Sarah Davis; and George, who never married.
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