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Family: Albert M EKUM / Brita Eriksdatter (Bertha Malina) ØREN (F116)

m. 19 Dec 1911


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  • Albert M EKUMFather | Male
    Albert M EKUM

    Born  26 Nov 1882  Liberty Pole, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Mar 1952  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  8 Mar 1952  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  19 Dec 1911  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Thomas Monsen EIKUM (MUNSON) | F115 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Susanna Clausdatter (Susan) BOWE | F115 Group Sheet 

    Brita Eriksdatter (Bertha Malina) ØRENMother | Female
    Brita Eriksdatter (Bertha Malina) ØREN

    Born  21 Dec 1891  Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Feb 1960  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Erik Pedersen NUNDAL | F3445 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Malene Ovesdatter ØREN | F3445 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Ernest Theodore EKUM

    Born  30 Mar 1913  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Dec 1995  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  27 Dec 1995  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Dorothy Mae FISH | F393 
    Married  16 Oct 1937  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Selma Margarite EKUM

    Born  26 Mar 1915  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Mar 1923   
    Buried  10 Mar 1923  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location

    Theresa Caroline EKUMChild 3 | Female
    Theresa Caroline EKUM

    Born  16 May 1917  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Apr 1977  La Crosse County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  19 Apr 1977  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Floyd Albert CLEMENTS | F360 
    Married  14 Oct 1944   

    Child 4 | Male
    Archie Bennett EKUM

    Born  28 May 1919  Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Oct 1981  Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Margaret Irene WOOLOFF | F394 
    Married  1944  Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Walter Raymond (Wally) EKUMChild 5 | Male
    Walter Raymond (Wally) EKUM

    Born  20 Sep 1921  Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jun 2004  Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Marjorie Lois SCHMID | F395 
    Married  4 Jul 1948  Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    D.M. EKUM

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Arland J MCKITTRICK | F383 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    Selma Mae (Sally) EKUM

    Born  2 Mar 1928  Mason City, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Mar 2007  Onalaska, La Crosse County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  17 Mar 2007  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Adrian Gerhard SHERRY | F384 
    Married  4 Dec 1947  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    Thomas Roy EKUM

    Born  8 Jan 1930  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Oct 2015  Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    McPherson City Cemetery, McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Gwendolyn Osa (Gwynn) ROTH | F677 
    Married  12 Nov 1950  McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Photos
    The Cozy Cabins
    The Cozy Cabins
    Albert and Bertha ran a general store with tourist cabins called the cozy cabins at a location a few miles south of Viroqua. Their son, Ernest Ekum, in the Vernon County 150 years book, wrote:
    “In the year of 1920, Albert Ekum bought two acres of land from Mr. Ole B. Fortney to build a grocery store and living quarters combined. They moved to the store from Liberty Pole on October 31, 1920. Behind the store on the north side were hitching posts for the customers’ horses. They sold groceries and later added clothing such as jackets, shirts, gloves, shoes, etc. There was no electricity then so they used two aladdin lamps to light their store. For a time, they bought fresh cream from the farmers around for Swift & Co. who came and picked it up. Later, when people started buying cars and there were better roads, the Ekums tore the porch off the front and put in gasoline pumps. They also tore out the hitching posts and built a place to drain oil from cars. The Ekums then built a few tourist cabins which was a good business. In 1946, the Ekums sold their store to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Olson of Madison and they then moved to the city of Viroqua. The store was then run by the Olsons until the roads got better and the people were shopping more elsewhere. Later the state road was rerouted from the store location and the Olsons closed their store and business.”
    Albert Ekum Family
    Albert Ekum Family
    Probably taken in the mid 1940s in front of Albert's general store in Mason City. It can't be later than 1946 because Ernest said that that's when Albert sold the store and moved to town. That's Dorothy and Theresa in the back row between their mother Bertha and their brothers. Sally is in the middle in the front row and Tom is on the right. Ernest is in the front row on the other side of Sally. Walter is on the right in the back row which would leave Archie as the one between Walter and Theresa. That may be Dorothy Fish Ekum with her son on the porch in the background.

  • Notes  Married:
    • Date per obit in the Viroqua paper. They celebrated their 40th anniversary on December 16, 1951, with a reception at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.