Anthony Leroy "Roy" Mortenson

26 February 1905–30 October 1995 (Age 90)
Colonia Oaxaca, Sonora, Mexico

The Life Summary of Anthony Leroy "Roy"

When Anthony Leroy "Roy" Mortenson was born on 26 February 1905, in Colonia Oaxaca, Sonora, Mexico, his father, James Martin Mortenson, was 29 and his mother, Emily Davis Hawkins, was 28. He married Nona Louisa Shirley on 22 June 1929, in Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Whitewater Ranch, Cochise, Arizona, United States for about 10 years and World for about 10 years. He died on 30 October 1995, in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Elfrida, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Leroy "Roy" Mortenson
Nona Louisa Shirley
Marriage: 22 June 1929
Elizabeth Joan Mortenson
Roy Lee Mortenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1929Lordsburg, Hidalgo, New Mexico, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1907 · ""
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries - 1907: Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States; 1912: Cochise, Arizona, United States
    Age 24
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swedish Mårtensson (see Martenson ) or of its very rare cognate Mortensson, patronymics from Scandinavian forms of the personal name Martin . Compare Morton 2.Americanized form of North German, Dutch, and Danish Mortensen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The History of James Martin Mortenson and Wife, Emily Hawkins

    This month Mr. and Mrs. James Martin Mortenson of Elfrida, Arizona celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Their 5 children gave a surprise dinner for them on December 7 at their home. Mr. …

    Sources (25)

    • Roy Mortenson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Anthony Leroy Mortensen, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
    • Anthony L Mortinson, "United States Census, 1930"

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