Mathilda Josephine Ottem

23 May 1885–8 January 1979 (Age 93)
Saint Thomas, Pembina, North Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Mathilda Josephine

When Mathilda Josephine Ottem was born on 23 May 1885, in Saint Thomas, Pembina, North Dakota, United States, her father, Halvor Pedersen Ottem, was 32 and her mother, Anna Marie J. Ottun, was 22. She married William Wallace Cameron on 29 December 1913, in Saint Vincent, Kittson, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Saint Vincent, Kittson, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and St. Vincent, Kittson, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 January 1979, in Hallock, Kittson, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Saint Vincent Cemetery, St. Vincent, Kittson, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Cameron
Mathilda Josephine Ottem
Marriage: 29 December 1913
Winton Leslie Cameron
Elton Halvor Cameron
Elliot Ottem Cameron
Gerald Livingstone Cameron

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1913Saint Vincent, Kittson, Minnesota, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 4
    North Dakota is the 39th state.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 25
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nordahl.Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sogn named Ottum, probably from a river name derived from Old Norse ótta ‘to frighten’, denoting a dangerous river. This surname is very rare in Norway.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (13)

    • Matilda Wandell in household of Chas E Mccarty, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Matilda Josephine Ottern in entry for Elton Halvor Cameron, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Matilda Cameron in household of Wallace Cameron, "United States Census, 1940"

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