Biography of Edmund Mortiboy
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EDMUND MORTIBOY, an honored citizen of Jackson County, is an American by adoption, having been born in Worcestershire, England, May 13, 1833. His parents, Job and Ann (Griffiths) Mortiboy, were also natives of England, although the Mortiboys are of French descent, and the Griffiths are of Welsh ancestry. They emigrated to America in 1855, and located in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, but two years later removed to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin; there they resided until 1858, and then came to Jackson County, and settled on the land where the town of Hixton now stands; there they passed the remainder of their lives, living to a good old age. The father was a blacksmith by trade, and he also gave some attention to fanning. He and his wife were life long members of the Presbyterian Church. They had three children born to them: Edmund, Alfred and Lydia. Alfred joined the army as a musician in the Twenty fifth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and died at Memphis. Tennessee, from disease; Lydia is now the wife of E. B. Holmes, of Jackson County.

Edmund Mortiboy grew to man's estate in England, and received an early training in his father's trade, blacksmithing. He followed this occupation until he was twenty two years of age, and then came to America, and has been identified with the interests of Jackson County since the year 1859. He settled on the land he now owns in 1875; his farm consists of 200 acres, in Hixton Township, and is as good land as he's within the borders of the county; 130 acres have been rendered fit for cultivation, and the efforts attendant upon the task of clearing forest lands should not be lightly estimated. Fur sixteen years Mr. Mortiboy was engaged in the blacksmith's trade in Sechierville, Wisconsin, He abandoned this, however, for an agricultural life, and has made a success of his undertaking; be has many excellent improvements, and is giving his whole attention to this pursuit.

Politically he is a stanch supporter of the Republican party, and has represented the people of his township in the various local offices.

Mr. Mortiboy has been three times married: he was first united to Miss Eliza Lee, a native of England, by whom he had three children: Henry A., deceased; Frances E. and Ralph E. After her death he married Miss Catherine Vose, of Jackson County, Wisconsin. She was the mother of two daughters: Cora M. and Edith M. She was called to her eternal rest, and Mr. Mortiboy was afterwards married to Miss Fannie M. Nolop, of Jackson County; five children were born of this marriage: Alfred G., Jessamine A., Dean, Nell and Josephine.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.