Saturday, September 19, 2015

Willis Madsen

A friend of ours, Dave Gunderson, asked us to find a picture of Willis Madsen. I  found this in a 1921 Carbon yearbook. He was the a sophomore in high school. 

Willis and Alice Madsen

The above photo comes from the Johanna Madsen Hafen Collection.

And since we are researching his life anyway, here's more:

Willis Neil Madsen
Original name: Willis N. Madsen
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1903
Carbon County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1934
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

Willis Neil Madsen, 31, city councilman, farmer and woolgrower, died Thursday night a the family home following a ten days' illness from pleuro-pneumonia.
Mr. Madsen was born in Scofield June 8, 1903, a son of Neil M. and Anna Wilcox Madsen. He received his early education in the Scofield schools and was graduated from Carbon county high school in 1923. During his senior year he was student body president. After his graduation from high school he attended the Utah State Agricultural college. He became active in civic and public affairs and served as deputy fish and game warden under David Madson and Arthur Mecham. He also served four years as deputy county assessor for Carbon county prior to 1929. He was active in the Democratic party in both Carbon and Sanpete counties and in 1931 was elected two-year city councilman, and was reelected for a four-year term in 1933. Since the death of his father in 1927 he had been secretary-treasurer of the Madsen Land and Livestock company. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association and a grandson of the founder and first president of the association.
He was married to Miss Louise Frandsen in Mt. Pleasant July 10, 1929, and they had resided here since their marriage.
Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mary Louise; his mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice M. Pannier, Salt Lake City and Mrs. Johannah M. Hafen, Mt. Pleasant.

Salt Lake Tribune December 1, 1934

Family links:
  Neil Moroni Madsen (1873 - 1927)
  Anna Wilcox Madsen (1873 - 1965)

  Louise Frandsen Seely (1907 - 2002)*

*Calculated relationship
Mount Pleasant City Cemetery 
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_154_1_2

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Record added: Feb 02, 2000 
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Willis Neil Madsen
Added by: Linda Madsen O'Driscoll
Willis Neil Madsen
Added by: Linda Madsen O'Driscoll
Willis Neil Madsen
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 Added: Mar. 1, 2011

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