Della Horton


Mrs. Della Horton Mortimer was born near Valton, Wisconsin, February 1, 1873, the daughter of E. E. and Anne Eliza Horton. In 1889 she was married to Wilson Mortimer, and to this union were born two sons, Spencer and Gurdon, and one daughter, Lucy Balch. Her husbands and sons preceded her in death several years ago.

In 1940 she was married to Will Mortimer, and he passed away in 1945 in Borger, Texas, where they had gone to live with her daughter, Lucy.

Mrs. Mortimer had many varied interests. She was a loyal member of the Friends Church.

She passed away February 6, 1958 in Borger, Texas.

Surviving are one daughter, Lucy Balch of Borger, Texas; two stepdaughters, Cecil Hendricks of Valton and Thelma Bauer of Mauston; two stepsons, Lona and Roy Mortimer, both of Baraboo.

After funeral services in Borger, Texas, on Feb. 8, Mrs. Mortimer's body was brought to the Thompson funeral home in Wonewoc. Services were held on Feb. 10 at the Valton Friends Church with the Revs. Eastman and Henderson officiating assisted by Rev. Taylor Guthrie of Iowa City, Iowa. Burial was in the Valton cemetery.


  • Father : Eli Davidson Horton
  • Mother : Ann Eliza Sherman
  • Birth date : February 1, 1873
  • Born at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation : Housewife
  • Married first : Wilson William Mortimer
  • Marriage date : November 2, 1889
  • Married at : Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Married second : William H. Mortimer
  • Marriage date : July 2, 1940
  • Married at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co. Wisconsin
  • Death date : February 6, 1958
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children with first Husband :
    Franklin Spencer Mortimer
    Lucy Beryl Mortimer
    Gurden Mortimer

    Sources

    Birth-Obituary; History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, Pages 474-475 and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage to first Husband-Obituary; Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 6, Page 182; Marriage Index and Marriage Certificate.
    Marriage to second Husband-Obituary; Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 21, Page 202; Marriage Index and Marriage Certificates.
    Death-Obituary; Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Obituary; Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, Page 135.
    Obituary-Jeanne Jessie-Newspaper unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observer, or Baraboo News Republic.
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, Pages 474-475.
    Other-Obituary; Franklin's birth certificate; Lucy's birth certificate; Lucy's marriage certificate; Wilson's death certificate and History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer Page's 5 and 13.

    1916 Mortimer Family Reunion

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