Matilda Mortimer


Matilda Mortimer, daughter of James and Melinda Holderman Mortimer, was born in the town of Woodland on Jan. 9, 1883. She passed away at the Reedsburg hospital on Feb. 1, 1956, following an illness of three days, at the age of 73 years and 23 days.

She was married to Albert Jackson Feb. 27, 1901. Two sons and two daughters were born to this union.

She is survived by her sons and two daughters Arland and wife Mabel, LaValle; Gail and wife Clarice, Valton; Thelma, at home; Wilma and husband Robert Huntley, of Grantburg. By her eight grandchildren, Leota Jackson White and James Jackson; Nick, Rona Lee, Kim and Jackson Huntley; and Alan and Kathleen Jackson. By her one great grandchild, Randy White. Two sisters, Alice McKinsey, Wonewoc, and Tressie Leatherberry, Lodi, and one brother, Glenn Mortimer, Valton, also survive.

Her husband preceded her in death by 14 months. She had been a member of the Valton Friends church for 48 years.

Funeral services were held at the Valton Friends church on Sunday with Rev. Henderson and Eastman of the Friends church and Rev. Poe of the Wesleyan Methodist church officiating.

Pallbearers were Isador Miller, Archie Shore, Ronald Mortimer, Leo Thompson, Elvie Lampke, and Vern Beier. Interment was in the Valton cemetery.

  • Father : James W. (Bull) Mortimer
  • Mother : Malinda Holderman
  • Birth date : January 09, 1883
  • Born at : Valton, Woodland twp, Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Marriage date : February 27, 1901
  • Married : Albert Ellsworth Jackson
  • Married at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : February 01, 1953
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Arland Jackson
    Gail Jackson
    Thelma Jackson
    Wilma Jackson


    Birth-Obituary; Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 73, Page 242; Birth Index, Birth Certificate and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage-Obituary; Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 7, Page 264; Marriage Index and Marriage Certificates.
    Death-Obituary; Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, page 133.
    Obituary-From Jeanne Jessie (NEWSPAPERS unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observor, or Baraboo News Republic).
    Other-1900 Federal Census Woodland Twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll 1817, Page 17A, Line 36); Talks with Gail and wife Clarice.
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, page 423.

    Second Family Portrait.
    1916 Mortimer Family Reunion.

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