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1846 - 1909
Mortenson, James Christian, b. Jun 13, 1846, d. May 30, 1909
Watertown Gazette, 06 04 1909
James Mortenson, 601 Washington Street, died Sunday evening, May 30, 1909, of a complication of diseases with which he had been a sufferer for a long time, but his final illness confined him to his home and bed only about three weeks. Mr. Mortenson was a well known C.M.&St. Paul Railway man, being employed by that company for over 33 years, for 25 years being car inspector in this city. June 13, 1846, he was born in Norway and in 1869 he came to America, settling in Milwaukee. He was married in that city and come to Watertown in 1884, where he resided ever since. He was a member of Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. and A. M., who had charge of the funeral which took place Wednesday afternoon, the interment being at Oak Hill Cemetery.
His wife and six children survive him, his children being: Chris. F. Mortenson, Minneapolis; Alec Mortenson, Milwaukee; James Mortenson, Kansas City; Arthur Mortenson, Colorado; Mrs. Frank Swoboda, Dousman, Miss Hattie Mortenson, Watertown. Deceased was one of Watertown’s most highly esteemed residents and his death is mourned as that of a good citizen and a devoted husband and father.