Mathilde Thorson Dysart

Mathilde Thorson Dysart


The second wife of John Paden Dysart, Mathilde Thorton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota December 21, 1882.  She was the daughter of Nelr Thorson and Christina Larson.  She attended the Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Institute (The Lutheran Deaconess Home and Hospital) and then served as a missionary in Madagascar for over seven years.

In February 1918, she married fellow missionary John P. Dysart.  The Dysarts would go on to serve with the American Board Mission at the Gogoi Mission in Portuguese East Africa and, upon its closing, at Chikore Mission in Southern Rhodesia until 1947.  She died in Temple, Texas October 1954.


  • Mark Loomis