Buescher - Mar 1924 - [Melvin Mortimer Center Rear With Mustache]. Melvin Mortimer was born in 1871 and moved to Elkhart in 1920. He went to work soon after at Buescher. He went to work at Conn in 1943 and ended as a janitor at age 80 (see his retirement photos in the Conn section). He had heart attack 4/52 and died 1/53.