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Mahlon Bomstad and Elizabeth Wemett of Springwater NY



A photo taken 27 April 1919 at unidentified location in Springwater NY.

From left to right: Minnie Fisher Duffy, James Duffy, Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad, Anna Fisher Braun, Mahlon Bomstad and George __.

Photo and information courtesy of Michael Duffy. Photo enhancement by Diane Olson.

The Family of Mahlon Bomstad and Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad

birth place

death place

Mahlon Mayo Bomstad


4 September 1895 - 4 November 1956

Stockholm SD

Springwater NY

Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad


27 April 1901 - 28 February 1991

Springwater NY

Conesus NY


19 June 1920

Lorraine Bomstad




George H. Bomstad


1926 - 26 December 1964

Buffalo NY

Springwater NY

The Parents of Mahlon Bomstad

Mother & Father Bomstad

The Parents of Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad

Erwin Erastus Wemett and Almina Partridge Wemett

30th Wedding Anniversary

From the Springwater Valley News

Elizabeth and Mahlon Bomstad celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 19th.

They were married in this village in 1920 by the Rev. Stone, now deceased, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wemett. Mahlon’s home was in Valley City, N. Dakota.

Tip and Mahlon have two children - George who is at home, and Mrs. Lorene Washburn, also of Springwater and one grandson, Rodney. Congratulations!

The Obituary of Mahlon M. Bomstad

4 September 1895 - 4 November 1956

From the Valley News, 8 November 1956

Springwater - Mahlon Mayo Bomstad, 62, Springwater postmaster for seven years, died Nov. 4, 1956 at the Veterans Hospital in Bath after an illness of three weeks.

Mr. Bomstad was Postmaster from 1935 to 1942. Since then he had been a rural mail carrier.

A native of Stockholm, SD, he was a Navy Veteran and member of The American Legion Post 905 of Springwater.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Washburn of Honeoye; a son, George of Springwater; three sisters, Mrs. Lance Burrus of Williamsville, Mrs. Mae Olson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Mrs. Arnold Engel of Del Monte, Calif.; a brother George Deem of Corfu; and three grandchildren.

Service were held in the Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland and the Springwater Methodist Church Nov. 7 with the Rev. William Cooper offficiating.


From the Livonia Gazette, 6 December 1956

The National Safety Council award for 12 consecutive years of safe driving was recently made, posthumously, to Mahlon Bomstad, Springwater rural mail carrier. Mr Bomstad, whose death occurred a few weeks ago, compiled his record between the years 1942 - 55.

Mrs. Bomstad received the award for her husband from Springwater postmaster, Madge E. McIntyre. The National Safety Council award is recognized as the nation’s highest honor for accident-free driving.

The Obituary of Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad

27 April 1901 - 28 February 1991

From the Genesee County Express

Springwater - Elizabeth “Tip” Bomstad, 89, of Springwater died Thursday 28 February 1991 in the Conesus Lake Nursing Home following a short illness.

She was the daughter of Erwin and Laura Partridge Wemett.

She was predeceased by her husband Mahlon Bomstad in 1956 and also by a son, George, in 1964.

She had resided all of her life in Springwater and was a life member of the Springwater American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Lorene Washburn of Honeoye; three grandchildren adn six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon in the Springwater United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Porter officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home of Wayland.

The Burial of Mahlon Bomstad

The Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater NY

The Burial of Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad

The Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater NY

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