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Ernest Theodore EKUM

Male 1913 - 1995  (82 years)


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  • Name Ernest Theodore EKUM 
    Born 30 Mar 1913  Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • date confirmed in SSDI
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bookkeeper, town clerk, farmer 
    Social Security Number 393-10-1662 issued in Wisconsin before 1951 
    Died 24 Dec 1995  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • date confirmed in SSDI
    Buried 27 Dec 1995  Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • funeral at Immanuel Lutheran Church
    Notes 
    • Graduated from Ole Torger School in 1927. His wife’s obit said that she and Ernest farmed in the town of Franklin from 1941 until 1990 when they moved to Viroqua.

      According to Dorothy Fish Ekum's letter of March, 1983, Ernie, Susanne, and one of Susanne's sons visited Norway and the relatives "five years ago."

      In her Christmas card of 1986, Dorothy Fish Ekum tells Cora that Ernest intended to retire from his town clerk job, "and 25 years of aggravation," in the spring of 1987.

      Ernest’s obit said that he was a bookkeeper for the Wadhams Oil Co. for 7 years, Clerk for the Town of Franklin for 25 years, a member of ASCS board for 15 years, treasurer for the Ole Torger School Board, a member of the church council at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and a member of the Viroqua Eagles Club.

      Not listed in the 1930 census. Was not listed with Albert’s household.

      Ernie and Dorothy’s address in the country was Rt. #4, Viroqua 54665. The 1948 Vernon County plat book shows that Ernest owned 160 acres in Section 27: three of the four quarters of the SW corner (Carl owned the SE quarter of that corner) and the SW corner of the NW corner.
    Person ID I547  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2020 

    Father Albert M EKUM,   b. 26 Nov 1882, Liberty Pole, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1952, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Brita Eriksdatter (Bertha Malina) ØREN,   b. 21 Dec 1891, Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1960, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1911  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Mae FISH,   b. 8 Nov 1915, Viroqua Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2003, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1937  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • “Saturday afternoon at the Methodist circuit parsonage.”
    Children 
     1. Trudy Lynn EKUM,   b. 22 Jul 1954, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1982, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart