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Martinson, Kate, 1858-1941



  • Existence: 1858 - 1941


Kate Emily Anderson was born on October 16, 1858 in Rockford, Illinois, and at age eleven moved with her family to a homestead in Dickinson County, Iowa. In 1877 she married George Emerson and had four children, one of whom died in infancy. For twenty years she managed their home and land in Dickinson and Worth counties, eventually divorcing Emerson. In 1897 she married Andrew Martinson and they and their ten children farmed in the same area. She and Andrew moved to the town of Milford in 1917, where she was active in church affairs and in her favorite pastimes of writing and painting until her death in 1941.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Kate Martinson papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0084

Journals chronicle the life of an Iowa farm woman including her marriage, childrearing, family farm management, divorce, and remarriage.


Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1872-1944