Katherine Maren Mortenson Katherine Maren Mortenson  ‎(I18947)‎
Nachname: Mortenson
Vornamen: Katherine Maren
Ehename: Mortenson Carr

Geschlecht: weiblichweiblich
      

Geburt: 18. Juni 1890 42 23 Wausau
Tod: 13. Mai 1935 ‎(Alter 44)‎ London
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Geburt 18. Juni 1890 42 23 Wausau

Heirat George Russell Carr - 1913 ‎(Alter 22)‎ Chicago

Tod 13. Mai 1935 ‎(Alter 44)‎ London

Beerdigung Oak Park

Universelle ID-Nummer 114F9DE5D6D6534F88A41177C2FCBD45A457
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Familie der Eltern  (F8059)
Jacob Mortenson
1847 - 1924
Ida Ernestine Mueller
1867 -
Katherine Maren Mortenson
1890 - 1935
Charles Nielsen Mortenson
1891 -

Familie der Stiefeltern  (F8063)
Jacob Mortenson
1847 - 1924
Margaret Davis
-
Harold Davis Mortenson
-

Eigene Familie  (F8048)
George Russell Carr
1878 - 1965
Katherine Carr
1915 - 2009
Martha Carr
- 1985
George Carr
1918 - 1918


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Born in Wisconsin.

Katherine Maren Mortenson graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 1912. Her Wellesley class secretaries wrote upon her death ‎(in 1935)‎:

"One of the most brilliant members of our class died May 13 in London....The beauty and charm of her radiant personality have lived and will continue to live in our memories. Her friendliness, delightful sense of humor, and enthusiasm in whatever she undertook endeared her to all with whom she worked or played. She was outstanding in scholarship; talented in music, writing and dramatics; served as class secretary, Shakespeare president, and president of the Chicago Wellesley Club.

After studying music in Germany ‎(Miss Weaver's finishing school in Munich)‎ Katherine returned to this country and married George Russell Carr of Chicago ‎(in 1913)‎. Two daughters, Katherine and Martha, were born in that city. ‎(Martha was born on December 19, 1919. A boy, George, brother of Kay and Martha, died shortly after birth, in 1918.)‎ As it became necessary for her to fight tuberculosis she lived in California, Colorado Springs and Switzerland. Her daughters accompanied her. Having completely recovered from tuberculosis, last summer she underwent a serious operation ‎(cancer)‎ and apparently was gaining. While she was in London in May, acute anemia developed, which proved fatal.

Our love for Katherine is real; our gratitude for her life among us for four years is deep; our sympathy for her husband, daughters, mother, sister and brother is sincere."

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BEAUMONT

When Katherine Mortenson Carr had recovered sufficiently from tuberculosis, she began planning a ‎(32-room!)‎country house in the hill country of Provence at Valbonne near Grasse. She bought the land ‎(25 hectares)‎ in 1929. Beaumont was designed by the later prominent architect Jacques Couelle. Construction lasted 3-4 years. Of Beaumont she wrote:

"I built Beaumont during the golden years between the Armistice and the Crash. Failing an earthquake, it will stand to the end of the centuries as a memorial, a kind of cenotaph, to the more spacious sort of life we used to live and which is apparently in the act of vanishing from human ken.

The house stands a thousand feet up on top of a pine-covered hill. From every side except the north we look across other rolling sweeps of pine woods to the blue Mediterranean sparkling in its almost perpetual sunlight. To the south and west our horizon is bounded by the long purple ridges of the Esterel thrusting its great arm into the sea, while to the north our hill descends delicately into the slopes of a broad fertile valley which unrolls below us little square patches of vineyards, and olive groves, sheep pastures, and jasmine-filled fields, finally merging with the last ranges of the Alpes Maritimes. And above and behind all this are the snow-covered tips of the Italian Alps, white and silver in daytime and rosy pink at sunset. At night we see the flicker of lights from the dozen or so tiny villages that cling to precarious footholds along the slopes of the mountains, and later, one by one, we see them dimmed, and know that the valley sleeps.

When Beaumont was under consideration the first thought and care was to create something which would not ruffle the placid timeless aspect of the landscape.

My house at last took form, not as an overgrown farm house but as a tiny walled village. From the road that winds around the foot of our hill you look up at what seems to be a group of small stone houses clustered about a central tower crowned by its iron belfry just like every other village and town in Provence. From the road and fields below there's nothing to indicate that Beaumont has not sat there snugly on its pinnacled hill ever since hill villages were first being built in Provence.

Inside the house there are high ceilings and stone floors that catch and guard the coolness of evening through all the long hot Provençal summer days; there are huge fireplaces to gather about during the fierce rains and blasts when the wind of Provence blows off those snow-capped mountains to the north. There are balconies and terraces to rest upon through the quiet jasmine-scented afternoons and there are flower-carpeted woods to wander in when the world seems too near. It is a refuge and a fortress, so I thought, to withdraw into -- 'the world forgetting, by the world forgot,' a haven for a tired and bruised spirit, a place of peace and forgetting. Every craving for beauty could be satisfied within the boundaries of my own domain. No need for human intercourse to one in daily contact with such almost supernatural loveliness on every side. Here had I set the mark of my hand, here would I live and die.

This is what I thought when I first built my house."

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Bemerkung: 1890 - 1935

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Familiendaten als Kind
Vater
Jacob Mortenson ‎(I18965)‎
Geburt 15. September 1847 Ingstrup
Tod 25. Mai 1924 ‎(Alter 76)‎ Pasadena
19 Jahre
Mutter
 
Ida Ernestine Mueller ‎(I18966)‎
Geburt um 1867 27

Heirat: 18. Dezember 1888 -- Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
18 Monate
#1
Katherine Maren Mortenson ‎(I18947)‎
Geburt 18. Juni 1890 42 23 Wausau
Tod 13. Mai 1935 ‎(Alter 44)‎ London
7 Monate
#2
Bruder
Charles Nielsen Mortenson ‎(I18974)‎
Geburt 24. Januar 1891 43 24 Wausau
Familie des Vaters mit Margaret Davis
Vater
Jacob Mortenson ‎(I18965)‎
Geburt 15. September 1847 Ingstrup
Tod 25. Mai 1924 ‎(Alter 76)‎ Pasadena
Stiefmutter

Heirat:   -- Fayette, Missouri, USA
#1
Halbbruder
Familie mit George Russell Carr
Ehemann
George Russell Carr ‎(I18944)‎
Geburt 23. Januar 1878 Argenta
Tod 1965 ‎(Alter 86)‎
12 Jahre

 
Katherine Maren Mortenson ‎(I18947)‎
Geburt 18. Juni 1890 42 23 Wausau
Tod 13. Mai 1935 ‎(Alter 44)‎ London

Heirat: 1913 -- Chicago, Illinois, USA
2 Jahre
#1
Tochter
Katherine Carr ‎(I18924)‎
Geburt 18. März 1915 37 24 Chicago
Tod 2. Dezember 2009 ‎(Alter 94)‎ Oakland
#2
Tochter
Martha Carr ‎(I18948)‎
Geburt Chicago
Tod 1985
#3
Sohn
George Carr ‎(I18949)‎
Geburt 1918 39 27 Chicago
Tod 1918 Chicago