Army Badge
  • Name: Morten Mortenson
  • Location of Birth: Sweden
  • Date of Birth: October 7, 1887
  • Date of Death: January 18, 1972
  • Parents: Andrew Mortenson & Elna (HÃ¥kinson) Mortenson
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  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: April 26, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card
    Name: Morten Mortenson
    Age: 29
    Home address: Westby, Montana
    Date of birth: October 7, 1887
    Citizenship: Naturalized citizen
    Place of birth: Sweden
    If not a citizen, what country: -----
    Present occupation: Bartender & agent
    By whom employed: Minneapolis Brewing Co. & Kelley Gordon
    Where employed: at Westby Montana
    Dependents to support: No
    Marital status: Single
    Race: Caucasian
    Prior military service: None
    Claim exception from draft: No
    Tall, medium, or short: Tall
    Slender, medium or stout: Slender
    Color of eyes: L. Blue
    Color of hair: L. Brown
    Bald: No
    Disability: Not disabled
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Sheridan, Montana

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Morton Mortenson lived in Litchfield, Minnesota after his discharge from service. He served as the village recorder there for sixteen years. He married Anna Olson in 1922. In the late 1930s he moved to Marble, Minnesota and was employed as a carpenter for the Cleveland Cliff Mining Co., retiring in 1954. He was an honorary member of the Marble/Calumet Poppe-Smuk-Appelget Post 327, the Nashwauk Lutheran Church, and the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge 89 of Litchfield and had received a fifty-year emblem and certificate by the Grand Lodge.

    Morton died at Fort Snelling Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in the Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Minnesota (Div. 1, Sec. 22, Block 9, Lot 2, Grave 4). He is survived by his wife, Anna; three sons, Warren, Donald, and Archie; two daughters, Dorothy (Wayne) Holum and Shirley (Richard) Erickson; two sisters, Emma (Emil) Nelson and Sara Olander; and twenty-two grandchildren.

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