Willard Pradt Mortensen

15 March 1860–9 August 1863 (Age 3)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Willard Pradt

When Willard Pradt Mortensen was born on 15 March 1860, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Knud Mortensen, was 40 and his mother, Karen Ericksen, was 37. He died on 9 August 1863, at the age of 3.

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Family Time Line

Knud Mortensen
Karen Ericksen
Morten Christian Knudsen Mortensen
Inger Marie Knudsen Mortensen
Karen Marie Knudsen Mortensen
Elisabeth Knudsen Mortensen
Peter Mortensen
Willard Pradt Mortensen
Camilla Mortensen
Moroni Mortensen
Peter Morterson

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World Events (2)

Age 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 3
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Listed at Heritage Park memorial

Age at Departure 3Years Traveled for 61Days Traveled with the John F. Sanders Company Departed on 6 July 1863 Listed on a memorial at This is the Place Heritage Park Monument

Sources (5)

  • Willard Fradt Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Willard Pratt Mortensen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Willard Pradt Mortensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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