Ralph Evan Mortimer

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Ralph and Effie Mortimer

From Valton Cemetery


Rites for Lifelong Valton Resident: Ralph Mortimer, son of Rhoda Small and John Mortimer, was born April 23, 1880 in the town of Woodland, Sauk County. He passed away January 16, 1960, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle.

His entire life was spent in the Valton community. He was united in marriage to Effie Colvin of the town of Woodland, January 17, 1906. Five children were born to this union, two sons, and three daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1950, and two brothers, Bert and Sim.

He is survived by two sons, John of LaValle, Keith of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Rhoda (Mrs. Gerald Stickler) of Phoenix, Arizona, Ruby (Mrs. Paul Kintz) LaValle; Retta (Mrs. Clarence Wallendal) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Dolph and one sister, Millie Hutchens of Wonewoc and a host of relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Titus officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jackson sang, “Beyond the Sunset,” and “We are Going Down the River.” Pallbearers were two grandsons and four nephews: Ralph Kintz, Ernest Mortimer, Harvey and Walter Mortimer, Blanchard and Bud Colvin.

  • Father : John E. Mortimer
  • Mother : (Lydia A.) Rhoda Small
  • Birth date : April 23, 1880
  • Born at : Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation : Farmer
  • Married : Effie Colvin
  • Marriage date : January 17, 1906
  • Married at : Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : January 6, 1960
  • Cause of death : Myocordial infar, Arleripelerpy
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Rhoda T. Mortimer
    John D. Mortimer
    Keith Evan Mortimer
    Ruby May Mortimer
    Retta Mortimer


    Birth-Obituary, Death certificate and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Marriage-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 7, Page 479; Marriage Index, Marriage Certificate and Obituary.
    Death-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 40, Page 132; Death Index and Death Certificate, Obituary and Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5.
    Buried-Death certificate, Obituary, Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, page 133 and Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin.
    Obituary-From Jeanne Jessie (NEWSPAPER unknown, but probably Reedsburg Press, Richland Observor, or Baraboo News Republic).
    Other-1905 Wisconsin State Census Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin (Roll CSUSAWI1905_28, Page 678, Line 69); Rhoda's birth certificate; John's birth certificate; Kieth's birth certificate; Ruby's birth certificate; Retta's birth certificate; John's marriage certificate; Retta's marriage certificate; History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer page's 6, 15; Retta's (Daughter) Obituary and Ralph's Obituary.
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, page 422.

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    1916 Mortimer Family Reunion.

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