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Hilda Madsen Longsdorf Obituary

Birth: Nov. 28, 1877
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1946
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

Mrs. Hilda Madsen Longsdorf, 68, last surviving member of a well-known Mt. Pleasant Pioneer family, died in her home from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Longsdorf, an active civic and social worker, had been prominently identified with the Mt. Pleasant Historical Assn, of which she was secretary more than 30 years. She had been busy the past week formulating plans for the annual association celebration on March 2. Author of the book, "Mt. Pleasant" a history of the city, published in 1940, she was a charter member and past president of the Twentieth Century club; past president of the O F A, and the O N O and B R G clubs, and served a year as captain of the Mt. Pleasant Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was active in Red Cross work during World War I and chairman of Mt. Pleasant Red Cross chapter in 1924. She helped organize and was first president of the Mt. Pleasant Civic League, actively engaging in city beautification programs. A member of the Mt. Pleasant L D S North ward, she was active in the Y W M I A.
Mrs. Longsdorf was born in Mt. Pleasant Nov. 28, 1877, a daughter of Andrew and Johannah Anderson Madsen, and was married to Showman D. Longsdorf, prominent merchant, Oct. 7, 1916. He died Jan. 2, 1935.
Surviving are a foster son, Bill Tomlinson, who she raised, he is now in California; two nephews and six nieces, Bruce A. Madsen, Scofield; Antone. W. Madsen, Washington; Mrs. Johannah Hafen, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Louise M. Watts, Moab; Mrs. Alice M. Pannier, Mrs. Evelyn Jenkinson, Mrs. Leone M. Gunderson and Mrs. Annie M. Anderson, Salt lake City.

Salt Lake Tribune January 13, 1946

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 Spouse:
  Showman Doyle Longsdorf (1857 - 1935)
Burial:
Mount Pleasant City Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_154_3_6

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