Ida May Murdock


MURDOCK: OBITUARY OF IDA MAY MURDOCK MORTIMER

Ida May Mortimer, daughter of John and Susanna Murdock, was born I Valton, April 10, 1876 and died at the home of her son, Virgil, September 7, 1955 at the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 27 days.

When 12 years old she moved with her parents to a farm two miles southwest of Valton where she resided until she was 30. In 1906, she was united in marriage with James Mortimer. After renting for a time, they bought a farm in Mortimer Valley where they lived for a number of years. Five years after their marriage, they lost their home when it burned to the ground.

They sold their farm in 1916 and moved to the Murdock homestead. They continued to take full responsibility of the farm until their son, Virgil, assumed ownership. Mr. Mortimer preceded her in death, having passed away in January of 1940.

Mrs. Mortimer leaves to mourn her passing, three sons and their wives: Gilbert and Dorothy of Eau Claire, Virgil and Sophia of Valton, and Wayne and Melva of Kelso, Washington, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 11 with the Rev. Lloyd Poe officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery.


  • Father : John Nelson Murdock
  • Mother : Susannah Thomas
  • Birth date : April 10, 1876
  • Born at : Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation : Housewife
  • Married : James W. Mortimer Jr.
  • Marriage date : April 19, 1906
  • Married at : Ironton, Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : September 7, 1955
  • Cause of death : Myocardial Infarction
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    John Gilbert Mortimer
    James Virgil Mortimer
    Wayne Murdock Mortimer

    Sources

    Birth-Death certificate; Obituary and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 8, Page 8; Marriage Index, Marriage Certificate and Obituary.
    Death-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 38, Page 272; Death Index, Death Certificate; Obituary and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, page 137 and Death certificate.
    Obituary-From Jeanne Jessie (NEWSPAPERS unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observor, or Baraboo News Republic).
    Other-1930 Federal Census Woodland Twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T626_2609, Page 1A, Line 2, ED 41); 1920 Federal Census Woodland Twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T625_2015, Page 9A, Line 5, ED 267); 1910 Federal Census Woodland Twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll T624_1737, Page 3b, Line 100, ED 131); John's birth certificate; James's birth certificate; Wayne's birth certificate; James's marriage certificate; Obituary; History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer page's 5, 6, 8 and 15.

    1916 Mortimer Family Reunion.

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