Fred Mortensen

Fred Mortensen

Birth
Webster County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Jun 1946 (aged 59)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Calumet Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 95650133 · View Source
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Fred Mortensen was a much beloved member of the Baha'i Faith who had met Abdu'l-Baha in 1912 at Green Acre, Maine, after riding the rails to meet him. He was a guest of Abdu'l-Baha for a week afterwards and spent the remainder of his life working for social justice and teaching the Baha'i Faith.

"In late 1922, in a late-night diner, Fred met his future wife Kathryn May Rubeck . . .the had four children, Ethel was born in 1923, Fred in 1924, Kathryn in 1925, and Ray, born in Chicago, in 1927."

"Upon hearing of Fred's death, Shoghi Effendi sent a cable to his family: "Grieve
passing beloved Fred. Welcome assured in Abha Kingdom by Master. Praying progress
his soul. His name is forever inscribed Baha'i history." Fred was buried in Cedar Park
Cemetery in Chicago. As he requested, his autobiographical account "When a Soul Meets
the Master," was read at the memorial services."



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  • Created by: Candace Hill
  • Added: 20 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95650133
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Mortensen (7 Feb 1887–13 Jun 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95650133, citing Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Candace Hill (contributor 47629018) .