Mort Families of Pennsylvania and Maryland

Dewey L Mort - June 1944

Dewey Leroy MortAge: 70 years18981968

Name
Dewey Leroy Mort
Surname
Mort
Given names
Dewey Leroy
Birth September 5, 1898 29 33
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Jane Bower
March 21, 1916 (Age 17 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherAlexander Gaston Mort
January 30, 1927 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherSimon Sylvester Mort
April 24, 1935 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherMatilda Jane Shambaugh
February 9, 1936 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Jane Marianne Mort
April 17, 1936 (Age 37 years)
Death of a brotherGrover Cleveland Stahl
1953 (Age 54 years)

Death of a half-brotherGrover Cleveland Stahl
1953 (Age 54 years)

Death November 4, 1968 (Age 70 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
elder brother
7 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
Mother’s family with Emanuel Stahl - View this family
step-father
mother
elder brother
Family with Mary Margaret Stephenson - View this family
himself
wife
son
Private
daughter
Jane Mort circa 1954Jane Marianne Mort
Birth: April 17, 1936 37 33Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA
Death: September 27, 2000Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA
son
Private

Note

History tells us all about the naval Battle of Manila Bay and the Spanish-American War of 1898. The defeat of the Spanish fleet by Admiral George Dewey with his flagship cruiser "Olympia" produced an excitement of celebration which spread all across the United States. It even reached into a little rural section of Perry County, Pa. known as Andersonburg where a newborn to the parents of Simon and Mailda Mort was given the name of Dewey. Dewey lived and grew up on this small farm with house and barn on Hidden Valley Rd. As of this writing (2007) the house is occupied and the barn is still standing.

When a young man in his 20's Dewey moved to Harrisburg to find a life different from that of a farmer. Early in 1926 he met and married Mary Margaret Stephenson. At first they lived on Second St. in Wormleysburg and then in 1932, moved across the river to Cumberland Street in Harrisburg.

His son Carson remembers, when 4 and 5 years old, traveling in a 1925 Ford Cp.model T to visit Dewey's parents and farm house on Hidden Valley Road where his grandfather Simon would sit him a-top his farm horse and walk down the road to a spring for water. The one room school house where Dewey was schooled through 8th grade is still standing nearby. Dewey left the country and even though he moved to a totally different lifestyle, he always looked forward to the many visits back to his roots--to his family relations in Perry County, (he kept in close touch with his brother Jim and family in Blain) and to the times when he and Carson would trek through the mountains during hunting season.

The early 30's was a time of "recession". Dewey did not quickly find employment in Harrisburg, but in just a few years he was working at Stokes Millwork Company just a couple blocks from their home on Cumberland Street. At Stokes Millwork he developed a skill and found a career as a cabinet maker for the next 35 years. During world war II , Dewey served as an air-raid warden for his Cumberland Street community. In 1945 the Mort family, consisting of parents Dewey and Margaret and children Jane, and Dewey Jr. (at this time Carson was serving in the U.S. Army Air Force), moved from Cumberland Street in the city to Centerfield Road in the suburb of Susquehanna Township. Dewey L. is remembered by his family and friends as a good family man with good family values.

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Note: Seated - Simon Sylvester Mort, Matilda Jane Shambaugh Mort~~Standing L - R James K. Mort, Grover C. Stahl, S. Kathryn Mort, Dewey L. Mort
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