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Martha Alice (Peggy) Rex, 89, passed away at 9:02 a.m., January 22, 2013 at her home in Lima.

Born in West Newton, Ohio, February 7, 1923, she was the daughter of Ira W. and Edith Blanche Hester Hutson, who preceded her in death. Martha grew up in both Alger and West Newton where her father operated a general store. She attended school in Alger and Harrod, graduating from the latter in 1941. On November 7 of that same year she married Fred Owen Rex of Harrod, who passed away November 5, 1998.

Martha was employed by Limalco (Topmark) Federal Credit Union at the time of her retirement. She enjoyed attending auctions and her children have been blessed with the many antiques she lovingly refinished.

Survivors include two sons, Greg O. (Paula) Rex of Mishawaka, IN, and Jeffrey A. (Holly) Rex of Lima; three daughters, Linda L. (Charles) Dunbar of Lakeview, Marilyn R. (Mike) Huffman of Lima, and Andrea K. Rex of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Dean A. (Angie) Rex, Lyn Dunbar, Jeni Rex-LaRue and Jessica (Ryan) Hunsinger; six stepgrandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; one sister Shirley (Lewis) Snider, and a sister-in-law Kathryn Hutson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie L. West; one grandson, Ronald D. Dunbar; and a brother Ralph M. Hutson.

There will be no visitation. The cremated remains will be buried in Fairmount Cemetery in May when a celebration of her life will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Allen County. 
Hutson, Martha Alice (I11565)

Miss Susan Arnold Mather, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Mather of Avalon Place, Wethersfield, and Mr. Elmer Mather of Hartford, and Mr. Frank A. Falvo, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Falvo of Harding St., Wethersfield, were married at 11 a.m... 
Mather, Elmer Standish (I8519)

Phillip D. "Butch" Mather, the son of Lewis Mervin and Imogene (Chambers) Mather was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Dotham, Mo. He graduated from Westboro High School, Westboro in 1955, and entered the United States Navy. Butch proudly served his country on the battleship USS Porterfield for three years with his specialty being electronics. Butch received his honorable discharge in 1958.

On May 18, 1957, Butch was united in marriage to Norma June Henning in Pasadena, Calif. They returned to Westboro in 1958 where their family continued to grow with five children; Phil, Janice, Cindy, Diane and Jennifer. Butch was employed by Lewis Mather Construction, a land improvement business owned by his father.

Later, Butch, along with his brother, Dean, formed a partnership and purchased the newly named Mather and Sons Construction which he operated until retiring in 2008.

Above all, Butch truly treasured the time he spent with his family and made the most of every opportunity when he was with them. Their well being was his greatest priority and he always put his family before himself. Butch had a passion for woodworking and made hope chests for each of the women in his family that are still treasured today. He also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and chocolate milkshakes, hold the cherry on top. Butch loved to laugh and brought a genuine smile to everyone he encountered. Butch passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, surrounded by his family at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 77.

Butch was a member of the Westboro United Methodist Church and the Westboro Lions Club. He was a former member of the Westboro Volunteer Fire Department and the Elks Lodge, Shenandoah, Iowa. Butch also had formerly served on the Westboro School Board, Westboro Town Board and City Council and as an assistant Boy Scout Leader.

Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Carol Mather. Survivors include his wife, Norma, Westboro; children, Phil Mather and his wife, Monica, Coin, Janice Cooper and her husband, Scott, Boise, Idaho, Cindy Livengood, St. Louis, Mo., Diane Livengood and her husband, Craig, and Jennifer Lesher and her husband, Corey, all of Tarkio; nine grandchildren, Jill (Gerad) Hardy, John (Heather) Mather, Mark (Heather) Mather, David (Kaitlinn) Mather, Mike (Amanda) Mather, Cara Livengood, Kyle Livengood, Madison Lesher and Daniel Lesher; 15 great-grandchildren, Sierra, Avery, Jackson, Alex, Emmy, Adrianne, Joslyn, Wyatt, Luke, Lyla, Hank, Lilly, Garrett, Graham, Genevieve; brother, Maurice Dean (Patricia) Mather, Shenandoah. 
Mather, Phillip Duane (I12552)
Both Coit & Bea attended Cass Tech in Detroit to study drafting when they were young. Aunt Bea worked as a draftsperson (when the term was still "draftsman" & women in the profession were rare) for a time.

Orphanage that Coit, Bea, and Dwight were housed in when their mother died:

Coit was an insurance salesman.
Then was a bathroom/kitchen tile salesman - had his own business. 
Mather, Coit Hall (I8612)
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Tim M. Burke
1/27/1959 - 5/6/2013

Tim M. Burke

Timothy Michael Burke, age 54, son of the late James and Maxine Burke of Greenville, passed away at his residence in Peachtree City, Georgia on Monday, May 6, 2013 after complications from a long illness.

The family will hold a private graveside service at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville. Memorials may be made to Trinity Christian Church (memo Jack and Brittany Burke on check) or Valley Hope Association. Memorials may be sent to the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, 203 West Oak Street, Greenville, Illinois 62246. Friends are all invited to the Celebration of Tim's life Saturday, May 18, at the Greenville Country Club from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Tim was born January 27, 1959 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, IL. He grew up in Greenville, attended Greenville schools and graduated Greenville High School with the class of 1977. Tim excelled in athletics and earned the Art Bollinger Award for his basketball abilities.

Tim went on to graduate from Western Illinois University and spent much of his career in the airline industry even serving as terminal manager in London England.

Tim was a long time member of Southside Church in Peachtree City where he attended regularly and often volunteered his services. He also gave of his time at the local food pantry. His faith in God and need to help others was very strong.

Tim was preceded in death by his father James Burke, former Greenville Jr. High Principal. He is survived by his 2 children, Brittaney and Jack Burke of Peachtree City, Georgia. He is also survived by his mother, Maxine Burke of Greenville, brothers Terry (Dellane) Burke of Greenville and Patrick Burke of St. Louis, Missouri. A nephew, Daniel Forsburg (Tammy) of Greenville and their 3 children; Daniel, Joshua and Ashley. 
Burke, Timothy Michael (I8730)
6 Pritchard Strong, born on July 2, 1906, was the son of Henry Griffin Strong and Millie Hoefler Strong. His wife, Margaret Emerson Bush Strong, born December 6, 1905, was the daughter of John Fellows Bush and Maude Emerson. Pritchard and Peggie both lived very full lives until their tragic deaths on August 27, 1937, Pritchard at the age of 30, and Peggie at 31. They were married on June 18, 1927 and their daughter, Ann Emerson Strong, was born a year later. Both had very active social lives, and Pritchard was involved in politics and an avid sportsman.

The Strongs lived very well, as Pritchard had inherited quite a fortune upon his father's death in 1919. The Strongs had a winter home in Miami where Pritchard enjoyed deep sea fishing, as well as a farm on Aliens Creek where Pritchard kept a stable of polo ponies, in addition to their home at 2700 East Avenue in Brighton, New York.

Pritchard was a member of numerous social and sporting clubs in Rochester, including the Country Club of Rochester, Rochester Gun Club, Rochester Polo Club, Automobile Club of Rochester, and the Rochester Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Yale Alumni Association of Rochester, having graduated from Yale in 1929. He was also the Brighton Police Commissioner in 1933 and was a former Brighton County Committeeman. In 1934, Pritchard won the election for assemblyman from the First Monroe District and continued to be re-elected until his death in 1937.

Published in Epitaph – Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
Volume 27, No. 3, Summer 2007
By Elizabeth Jefferies (a descendent of Pritchard and Ann Strong) 
Strong, Pritchard (I14812)
7 Irvin Silas Mather, son of Henry and Mary Mather, was born on February 15, 1878, at Shelsburg, Iowa, and passed away on September 12, 1944, at his home in Syracuse, Nebraska, at the age of sixty-six years, six months and twenty-seven days.
When he was only one year old, his father died, and seven years later the family moved to Bigelow, Missouri, where he grew to manhood. At the age of about fifteen he was again left fatherless, when his stepfather passed away. Then he and two older brothers took care of their mother.
In 1902, the family moved to Rulo, Nebraska, and there, on April 26, 1903, he was united in marriage to Jennie Mabel King. To this union were born seven sons: Ervin, Alfred, Charles, Clifford, Orville, Vernal, and Durward.
After returning to Missouri and living there about twelve years, the family moved to Tecumseh, Nebraska in 1919, and in 1936, to Syracuse, where they have since resided. Most of Mr. Mather's life was spent on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sons--Orville and Charles, He is survived by the following: Mrs. Mather; five sons--Ervin of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Alfred of Otoe, Nebraska, Clifford of Eugene, Oregon, Vernal of Syracuse, Nebraska, and Durward of the Army in Alaska (who made the long trip home for the memorial service); a half brother and two half sisters--James Goolsby and Mrs. Eddie Gordon of Pawnee City, Nebraska, and Mrs. John Chaney of Fortescue, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen nephews and nieces; and other relatives; besides many friends. -- email from Sharon Rash 6/17/03 srash@thegrid.net 
Mather, Irvin Silas (I5242)
8 Kirtley Mather was serving as the Chairman of the Department of Geology of Harvard University at the time of the Scopes trial. He offered extensive testimony on how geologists are able to accurately tell the history of various animal and plant life by discovering and researching fossil remains. He testified that in many of the rocks they find, there are fossil remains of both plant and animals that are as old as the rocks from which they are found. Mr. Mather then traced out a chronological time line of the oldest rocks and the fossils found.
Mather argued that evolution is not trying to replace religion, but merely serves as another approach to finding out how mankind and the rest of the living world came about.
Tompkins, Jerry R., Ed. D-Days at Dayton: Reflections on the Scopes Trial. 
Mather, Kirtley Fletcher (I3552)
9 Id#: 0231846
Name: Mather, Ira A.
Date: January 20, 1917
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #055.
Notes: Mather-Ira A., father of Frank M. Mather, formerly of cleveland, at Hartford, Conn. Funeral Saturday morning, 11 o'clock at Wade Memorial chapel. 1839-1917.

Ira Arms Mather died at 6 o'clock last evening at No. 156 Vine street, the home of his son, Frank M. Mather, clerk of the probate court. A week ago yesterday he had a fall at his home and broke his left hip. The immediate cause of death was a paralytic shock about three hours... 
Mather, Ira Arms (I2107)
10 "(Samuel's son) Eliakim, of Windsor, who lived during the Revolution, declared the taking of his Clock weights (to be made into bullets) an illegal act. He took an oath that his clock would stand without weights until the authority which took them away should return them. Through all the long thirty years of the old man's after-life, the old clock was to him an unmoved witness to his persevering observance of his oath, and when at the age of 84 he looked for the last time upon the face of the clock, it still gave no sound."

Also had child Abigail b. 1 Sep 1714 d. Jun 1715. 
Mather, Dr. Samuel (I203)
11 "Dr. Eleazer Mather graduated at Yale College in the class of 1737. He was an eminent physician and a man of universal knowledge; was a very extensive land owner on the east side of the Connecticut River. In the French War he lost a large amount of property in ships, and the government agreed to remunerate him for his loss, but never did.

Five of Dr. Mather's sons were physicians; four of them settled in Connecticut and the other in New York State. He was the ancestor of the late Wm. Williams Mather, LL.D., the noted geologist." Horace Mather 
Mather, Dr. Eleazer (I30)
12 "Just before WW2 My father together with his cousin Adolph who was a professor at Bard College in the East found out that they had a family of relatives in Vienna. Clara, Max and their daughter Edith Stormthau (not certain that I spelled their name correctly) anyhow they shortened it to Storm. They were Jewish and we all know what Hitler had planned for the Jews---anyhow my father arranged for them to escape from Vienna and my Uncle Max who was a wealthy lawyer and insurance man in Vienna had to leave all to come over. When he arrived he lived in the same apartment that my Grandmother Minnie Fox lived in right next door to First Church of Christ Scientist, Detroit at Cass and Hancock. His hobby in Europe was stamps and he brought over his stamps and had a little stamp store behind J.L. Hudson Co. and that was his livelihood." Jean Hawkins Fox, Frederick W. (I245)
13 "Sargent Cotton Mather unknown when he departed from New York. He was taken prisoner. Was in Col. Bradley's Regiment. Col. Bieb's (?) Company. Was serving in NY State. See Revolutionary War Records Vol.31 Page 339 State Library. Also Con War Record shows was discharged Dec. 4 1776 under Capt. Skinner. No place given."
-taken from Eligibility documentation of Caroline Gates Sumner for The Society of Colonial Dames of America

Record of Connecticut men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution 1775-1783.
page 194 (218) (name mentioned)
page 422 (446) (ditto)
page 482 (506) (ditto)

"Cotton Mather married 3 times and had 11 children"
Most of the children, from Zilpha (1781) on down, at least, are not Zilpha's children.  I have read in several places that this Cotton was married 3 times, but there is no information on the other two wives, as of yet.  So, rather than listing the children under two unknowns, and not knowing which children to list where, I put them all under Zilpha.  One of these day, perhaps, light will be shed on this family. 

Also had children:
Philo, John, Clarissa, and Sally. Unknown birth or death dates. 
Mather, Cotton (I626)
14 "Youth finds Father dead, Mother hurt in Crash"
"An 18-year-old youth, driving to work, halted at the scene of a traffic accident yesterday morning to find his father dead and his mother critically injured. The death came in a head-on collision on Valley Blvd., a mile east of Puente. Dead is Cecil Knotts, 43 of Walnut, a community west of Pomona. His wife, Amy 41, was taken to Covina Hospital with fractures of the right arm and leg, and then transferred to General Hospital. Their son, Clark Knotts 18, also of Walnut, drove up shortly after his parents' car collided with a cement truck-trailer driven by Lowell Dayley 34, Fontana. Spilled cement jammed traffic for a mile in each direction. Dayley, unhurt, told Sheriff's officers he honked his horn and flashed his lights as the Knotts car, the driver apparent asleep at the wheel, veered across the double line. The auto was demolished, the truck badly damaged. Dayley was not held". 
Mather, Amy Elizabeth (I377)
15 A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life for June Mather, 92, of Enid, will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:00 AM at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Zimmerman, Chaplain, USAF officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

June was born July 23, 1922 at the family home northeast of Enid, OK the youngest of seven children of Arthur and Hazel Wagner Kunkel and peacefully passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence.

June graduated from Enid High School in 1939 and attended Enid Business College. During World War II, she worked at the George E. Failing Company and was a volunteer nurse at St. Mary's Hospital. After the war she moved to Los Angeles and then to Kansas City, where she became a stewardess. She gave that up when she married Edward Mather at Community Christian Church in Kansas City in 1950. He died in 1978.

June worked for ONG in Enid for 31 years before retiring in 1986. She also worked for several years as a real estate agent with her good friend Mae Belle Jack. During retirement, she loved planning and going on bus trips with her ONGers retirees' group.

She was a long time member and deaconess of University Place Christian Church and for the last several years attended Central Christian Church.

June is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Mather of Agra, OK; grandson, Maj. Matthew (Cari) Zimmerman of South Grafton, MA; granddaughter Keri (Aaron) Standlee of Meeker, OK; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Conlin and Gavin Zimmerman; many nieces and nephews and many friends. 
Kunkel, Hazel June (I5829)
16 Agnes was baptized as a Lutheran by Reverend Abraham Bartholomew in 1884. Rex, Agnes Elnora (I11612)
17 Born at Corner Hall, Hempel Hempstead. Baptized Apr 3, 1597, Hempel Hempstead, Eng. Deacon, Phebe (I12680)
18 CANTERBURY -- Joan Marie Wilkinson, 69, of 309 Water Street passed away peacefully in Hartford to be with the Lord surrounded by her family. Joan was a lifelong resident of Norwich.

She was born in Norwich on June 13, 1934 daughter of the late James A. and Germaine (LaForge) Quinn.

Joan worked as a quality control technician at the Eagle Picher Co. in Norwich for many years.

On Nov. 27, 1972 she was united in marriage to Harry "Jim" Wilkinson, the heart of her life. Mr. Wilkinson passed away Feb. 11, 1996. Joan was previously married to Robert Wheeler who survives her.

Mrs. Wilkinson was an avid crafter and loved camping, fishing, and Mickey Mouse. She also loved visiting Florida and Vermont. She was a devoted Mother, Wife, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother "GG" and she will be greatly missed by all that loved her.

She was predeceased by one grandson, Austin Michael Bresnan who passed away in 1982.

Joan is survived by three daughters, Debbie Wright of Canterbury and her husband Ray, Robin White of Moosup and her husband Pete, Kelly Palmer of Canterbury and her husband Steven; four grandchildren, Kristi, Chad, Sarah and Jillian; three great grandchildren, Marisa, Hunter and Donovan; two brothers, James Quinn of Lakeland, FL and Richard Quinn of Lakeland, FL; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous extended family members.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Cummings - Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. Calling hours are at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to LifeChoice Donors Services, 8 Griffins Road, North Windsor, CT 06095. (Norwich Bulletin) 
Quinn, Joan Marie (I7132)
19 Eleazer graduated at Harvard College in 1656 and went to Northampton, MA, July 1658. He was ordained on Jun3 18, 1661, the first minister of Northampton. He began preaching at the age of nineteen. His wife's father, the Rev. John Warham, was the first minister of Dorchester and afterwards the first minister of Windsor, Connecticut.

Also had child:
Eliakim Mather b. 22 Sep 1668, d. 24 Jul 1669, Northampton, Hampshire, MA 
Mather, Rev. Eleazer (I227)
20 FORD - MATHER - At Clifton Springs, Mar 21, 1895, Charles Pomeroy FORD of Newark to Miss Clara B. MATHER of Clifton Springs. (Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY Thurs Mar 21, 1895)

Clifton Springs, March 21 - At 12:30 p.m. to-day occurred the marriage of Miss Clara B. MATHER and Charles Pomeroy FORD of Newark at the home of the bride's parents, No. 5 Pleasant street, in this village, Rev. J. V. BENHAM officiating.     The house was elaborately trimmed with evergreens and cut flowers. As Miss Georgia SCHULTZ played the wedding march the young couple entered, the bride dressed in white Alsatian crepe and carried a bouquet of white roses.     The bridesmaid, Miss Lulu M. MATHER, sister of the bride wore light blue cre_on and was escorted by Charles ROBINSON of Newark as best man. A little niece of the bride, Reta LISK, was flower girl, and Guy G. MOORE of Newark usher. About fifty guests were present from Albany, Auburn, Rochester, Seneca Falls, Phelps and Newark.     Mr. and Mrs. FORD will make an extended visit to friends in New York city, Jersey City, N. J., and other cities, and on their return will reside in Newark, where Mr. FORD holds a responsible position with the West Shore railroad.

Both are on the tombstone in Newark Main Street Cemetery, Arcadia, Wayne Co., NY. There was no death date for Clara on the stone.

Clara was living with her daughter Doris in Rochester in 1940. 
Mather, Clara Bell (I3297)
21 Funeral Services for Nina Mather, age 63, of Kennard, who died at Immanuel Hospital December 12, 1989 were held Friday at the Campbell-Aman Funeral Home with Rev. Debra Tompsett-Welch officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

Nina Esther Freeman was born on August 17, 1926 at Palmyra, Nebraska to Edward and Grace Thompson Freeman. She attended elementary school in Weeping Water, Nebraska and graduated from Weeping Water High School.

Nina married Raymond Mather on December 25, 1948 at Weeping Water, Nebraska. They lived at Valley, Nebraska after their marriage and later moved to Plattsmouth, Blair, and Tekamah. In 1966 they moved to Kennard.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and sisters and by two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond; four sons and daughters-in-law, Boyd Mather, Kennard; Donald and Jan Mather, Camano Island, Washington; James and Marsha Mather, Crescent City, California and William and Cynthia Mather, Falls City, Nebraska; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Rex Flint, Little Sioux, Iowa; Christine and Tom Moore, Dakota City, Nebraska; 14 grandchildren and one brother, Raymond Freeman of Weeping Water, Nebraska. 
Family: Raymond Burdett Mather / Nina Esther Freeman (F5044)
22 George, like his father, was a blacksmith. He built a homestead on land purchased by his father in 1739, located in Heidelberg Township, Northampton (present Lehigh) County, and conveyed by George Rex of Philadelphia County, a blacksmith, and wife Barbara, to son George Rex of Heidelberg, a blacksmith, by deed dated 20 December 1749. "Jorch Recks" represented the Lutherans when Heidelberg Church was organized in 1740. In 1757 he was commissioned a justice of the peace. On 1 March 1758 he signed a petition to the government, asking for protection from the Indians and recommending construction of a fort on Blue Mountain. By 1762 his taxes were the highest of any landowner in Heidelberg Township. At the time of his death he owned 519 acres valued at 1,107,10 shillings. He is said to have been buried on the homestead. A petition filed 17 March 1773 states that he died intestate "some time ago," leaving a widow and eight children, three of whom requested the appointment of guardians. George and Daniel Knause, the widow's brothers, were appointed guardians of Daniel, Catharine, and Salome. His widow Margaretha continued to sponsor her grandchildren at their baptisms in the Heidelberg Church. Her death is not recorded, and no gravestones mark their graves. Rex, George (I11514)
23 Gurdon was divorced from Clara Wilson on June 3, 1936. Mather, Gurdon Clark (I352)
24 In 1773, following the death of Georg Rex, Daniel Knouse was appointed guardian of his nephew, Daniel Rex. According to his pension claim, Daniel served in the Northampton County Militia during the Revolutionary War as a Private in Colonel Nicholas Karn's Regiment. On 20 February 1777 or 1778 his company marched from North Welsh twenty or thirty miles to make a feigned attack to divert the British from occupying some high ground commanding Philadelphia, then occupied by the British. During his next tour, Daniel was commissioned an Ensign 18 May 1780 and commanded an outpost on the frontier in the margins of Pine Swamp to watch the Indians. During this time he was not in any engagements, but was on fatiguing and severe duty. Daniel was head of family in Menallen Township in the 1790 Federal Census. His will, naming his eleven surviving children, was probated in Adams County September 2, 1835. Rex, Daniel (I11520)
25 Jan 1999 - Name and dates from:
Kay Gary, 4575 Maple Dr., Newton Falls, OH 44444 330-872-5452 
Cook, Sarah (I10628)
26 Jane was the widow of ( ? ) WEEDEN. Weeden, Jane (I12684)
27 July 31, 1917 -- Aug. 19, 2004

Helen Matilda Carver, 87, of Stockton died Thursday at Wagner Heights Convalescent Hospital.

Mrs. Carver was a native of Brady, Neb. She had lived in Stockton since 1998 and previously lived in Modesto 58 years. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Modesto First United Methodist Church. She was the first parent-teacher association president of Orville Wright Elementary School. She was a member of the Stanislaus Genealogical Society and a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She enjoyed reading, genealogy, travel and gardening.

She is survived by her children, James Carver of Brownsburg, Ind., Gwen Jenkins of Linden and Joanne Dansby of Surrey, Canada; sisters, Renee Howser of North Platte, Neb., and Mary Ann Diebert of Loveland Colo.; and nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lawrence Carver; and two sisters, two brothers and one grandson.

A chapel service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. Burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. 
Younghans, Helen Matilda (I14154)
28 Mamie Conrad LaPage, 84, of Port Orchard died Sept. 15, 2000, at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.

She was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Caro, Mich., to Alton and Flossie (Rowell) Mather and graduated from Mayville, Mich., High School. She married Ralph Conrad in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 31, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1968. She married Theodore LaPage on Jan. 21, 1983. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and sewing.

Survivors include six daughters, Kathy Conrad Powell and Marilyn LaPage Edmonds, both of Bremerton, Judy Conrad Hackstedde of Port Orchard, Nancy LaPage Kane of Lake Forest Park, Barbara Conrad Moore of LaClede, Idaho, and Marijane LaPage Fraisure of Bend, Ore.; a sister, Darlene Mather of Port Orchard; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jack LaPage of Bremerton; two brothers, Frank Mather and Lynn Mather; and a sister, Louise Mather Hale.

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Miller-Woodlawn Chapel with inurnment at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig Harbor. 
Mather, Mamie (I14657)
29 MATHER - In Canandaigua, May 18th, 1879, Lucius MATHER, aged 90 years, 6 months, and 14 days. (Ontario Co. Times, May 21, 1879) Mather, Lucius (I791)
30 MATHER, King

Born Asher King Mather, Jr. passed away May 14, 2009 at his home surrounded by his children. He was known to all as a natural teacher and a man of endlessly good humor and encouraging spirit. King was born of missionary parents in India on August 6, 1918 in the Garo Hills region of Assam. He was raised in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. He attended the College of William and Mary until joining the Army as the clouds of war gathered. During this time he married Marianne Brackenridge, with whom he would have four children, Richard, of Richland, Michigan, Ruth, of Richland, David, of Grand Ledge, and Timothy, of Norman, Oklahoma. After serving in the Army though WWII in France, Germany, and Austria, he settled his family in Michigan, first in the Big Rapids area and, since 1958, in Kalamazoo. He returned to college, graduated from Western Michigan University, and taught secondary science classes in Mattawan, Schoolcraft, and Lawrence. King's most enjoyable position was as a Teacher-Naturalist with the Kalamazoo Nature Center, making presentations in school classrooms and leading field trips at the Center. He retired from a civil service position with the State of Michigan. Nearing retirement, King and Marianne devoted themselves to a sheep farm near Allegan and then to a small tree farm near Richland. In his later years, he discovered an extraordinary gift for capturing the natural forms of animals and plants in wood carvings. Their home was open to all and their gentle ways made it a source of tranquility to those who came. His ever present smile, twinkling eyes, quiet sense of humor, and his boundless encouragement are but a portion of what we miss. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Planned Parenthood, or Denison University in Granville Ohio. 
Mather, Asher King (I6282)
31 Peacefully at her home in Petrolia on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Born in Crowthorne, England on August 7, 1917, ALICE MATHERS (nee Woodage), was in her 97th year. She was the loving wife of the late Wilbert “Bill” Mathers (1994). She was a loved mother to George and Dorothy Mathers of Wyoming, John and Donna Mathers of Petrolia, Susan and Peter Benson of Cape Coral, Florida, Peter and the late Joanne (2002) Mathers of Watford, and the late Katherine (1947).

She will be missed by her eleven grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters Barbara Austen of Crowthorne, England and Kathleen Wenztel of Windsor, Nova Scotia and was predeceased sister Evelyn Gaines and brothers Bert Woodage Sidney Woodage, Ivor Clarke, and Harry Clarke.

Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. A funeral service will be held at the Christ Anglican Church, 414 Oil St. Petrolia on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Elise Chambers officiating. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery. 
Woodage, Alice (I14949)
32 Sent to West Point Military Academy in 1823.
Promoted to Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, July 1, 1828
Acting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology at West Point from June 9, 1829 to June 1, 1835.
Promoted to First Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1834; resigned Aug 31, 1836.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Louisiana, 1836.
Geologist of southeastern quarter of New York State from 1836 to 1844.
Geologist of Ohio from 1837 to 1840.
Geologist of Kentucky from 1838 to 1839.
Professor of Natural Science, University of Ohio from 1842 to 1845.
Vice President and acting President, University of Ohio, 1845.
Geological Surveyor and Mining Engineer in service of mining companies on Lake Superior from 1845 to 1847.
Secretary State Board of Agriculture from 1848-1852.
Degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Brown University, Rhode Island, in 1855.
Appointed by President of United States as one of the Board of Visitors to West Point Military Academy in Sept., 1854. 
Mather, William Williams LL.D. (I82)
33 Terrill Gates, 49, of Enfield, cherished husband of Lori (Scott) Gates and devoted Daddy to Madison, Spencer, and Sean, passed away Saturday (Oct. 25, 2014) after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 11, 1965 in Rockville, son of the late Wendell S. Gates and Donna (Smith) Gates, and grew up in Hartford, graduating from South Catholic High School in 1983. Terrill felt from a very young age that he should serve his country as his father, uncles, and grandfathers had before him, and at age seventeen convinced his parents to sign the paperwork for early enlistment in the U.S. Army. He served in various units as both active duty and reserve status, at one time holding an officer’s commission, and ultimately rising through the ranks of an enlisted soldier before retiring after 24 years of service at the rank of First Sergeant of the 226th Transportation Railway Operation Company out of Chicopee, MA in Sept. 2011. Terrill worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and training of “his” soldiers, and his proudest moments were when they achieved the goals they had set for themselves; as their First Sergeant, he set an example for them to follow of honesty, integrity, hard work, and morality. While he received many awards and commendations during his career (choosing not to wear every ribbon he received, much to his wife’s chagrin), he was proudest earning his jump wings during his time with the 82nd Airborne Division. Terrill was employed by Retina Consultants in Hartford as a Retinal Angiographer since Jan. 2001, a job he loved, as he was able to use his skills to help others while still educating himself on a daily basis. A lover of history, Terrill couldn’t read enough about our country’s involvement in every war; off the top of his head, he could tell you what planes, ships, tanks, etc. were used in each battle and why they did or did not work as planned, and he was constantly in search of more knowledge of our country’s beginnings. A fan of “rubber monster movies” (thank you Albert), Terrill would alternate between the History Channel and the Science Fiction Channel until his remote control privileges were revoked. In the end, Terrill claimed his greatest achievement in life was his three beautiful children, who will miss him terribly. In addition to his wife and kids, Terrill is survived by his siblings, Wendell “Jay” (Ruby) Gates, Brenden (Jo-Ann) Gates, and Deirdre (Alan) Cimiano, as well as his loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. His existence left an impact on everyone he touched; his absence will be felt by all. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 with visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapel, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield, with a service and full military honors at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the service at American Legion Post 80 from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to his children at People’s United Bank (attn: Jody Benton), 49 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082 (please make check payable to Lori Gates and in memo portion indicate “FBO Gates Children”). “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’- but live in happiness that he was”. Gates, Terrill W. (I14864)
34 There is no record of the marriage between Jarius Barker and Maria Mather as there was no records kept in the state of New York at the time of their marriage. Family: Jarius James Barker / Maria M. Mather (F160)
35 Upon Cora's death, James was raised by the Martinek family, neighbors of Charles & Cora. Foregoing medical school to help support the Martineks, James was employed as a typesetter with the Detroit Free Press until the family moved to Casselberry, Florida to be near Kathryn's parents. He died in Casselberry, was cremated, & his ashes returned to Bloomfield Hills, MI. Mather, James Frank (I168)
36 Walter Rex is buried with his parents at GAR Cemetery in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Rex, Walter (I11620)
37 Mather, Charity (I695)
38 Slezak, Barbara (I10311)
39 Gould, Bathsheba (I15708)
40 ....was educated at Union Academy. He married Eunice S.,daughter of Alvah and Louise (Packer) Bull, in 1876, and they have a son, William A., born in 1879. Mr. Mather taught school for many years. He is a wholesale seed-grower and dealer, and has a landed estate of more than 550 acres. "The Growth of a Century" by John A. Haddock, 1895 (Town of Henderson) Mather, William (I2246)
41 ...died in Chicago Aug. 27 1925, caused by a plane crash in mid-air during an exercise for the U.S.Army air service. Talcott was a distinquished airman, who flew Bi-planes at the time and dined with president Coolidge and his wife, Elizabeth (my grandmother).
-David Broome Harger, descendant 
Smith, Talcott Proudman (I14569)
42 ...Frederick H Elliott was an American pioneer in highway safety. He put up the first stop-and-go semaphores on Fifth Avenue [New York City] in 1915 , organized the Safety First movement in the US. He introduced stop signs for street intersections, founded the AAA in 1910, originated the school safety patrol system in Mount Vernon and no children were killed the year after the program was active, and he founded the Automobile Old Timers' Association. He was invited to the White House by President Eisenhower for his work. (John Nagel, grandson) Elliott, Frederick Howland (I7516)
43 ...the Bohr family moved to Benton County, Missouri; in 1880, Noah's name was spelled "Bohrn" on the census and that was the name he kept; Noah was married twice, first to Amanda "Mandy" Noel, then to Rachel Ellen Summers; Noah had four children from his first marriage, seven children from his second marriage;... findagrave.com Bohrn, Noah (I16437)
44 ...Thomas Archer, was born at Penrith, Cumberland County, England, was reared and educated there, married his first wife in England, and his career throughout was merchandising. About 1861 he came to the United States and located at Cleves in Hamilton County, Ohio, and in October 1871, came to Huntington, where he established and built up his successful mercantile enterprise, and was an active in its management when he died in 1876. He was a very devout Presbyterian. His second wife was Frances Mather Richey, who was born in 1833 at West Point, New York, and died at Huntington in 1917. her three sons were: Richard M., a newspaper editor at Wheeling; Robert Lamley; and Frank M., a wholesale merchant at Bluefield, West Virginia. (History of West Virginia: Published 1923, the American Historical Society, Inc.)

Birth date from "All England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", ancestry.com 
Archer, Thomas (I3921)
45 ...was born in Laura Ingalls house in DeSmet, South Dakota. (Deanna Schroer Griffin) Masters, Arthur K. (I14137)
46 .Samuel Sumner m. Abigail Mather
.Mary Sumner m. John Williams
.John Williams Jr. m. Nancy Dowse
.Mary Sumner Williams m. Samuel Langley III
.SAMUEL PIERPONT LANGLEY (1834-1906), astronomer 
Mather, Abigail (I793)
47 "... she died - gosh - I think on my birthday, right after we were married in May. She died the following July. She had come down here, then, and was living in Pershing Point apartments.
"Q. Now who is this?
"A. This is Papa's mother, Grandmother Mather. After a while she'd gotten too old, I guess, to live by herself but she lived in this duplex up in Elkhart, Indiana. And I've forgotten - one of her relatives lived in the other side of it. They called it "The Brick" I noticed on some of the postcards. And it was a pretty brick house and a small little porch on the side that she lived on and a living room, and I don't know where the dining room was - whether it was in the main hall or what. And then kitchen and upstairs bedroom, bath. And I think when she had company she'd use one of the other bedrooms that belonged to the other duplex." Interview by Richard Pettys.

(From her obituary)
Jenny Lind Mather Pettys, 94, a long-time Atlanta resident, died Friday of congestive heart failure at her Duluth home. The graveside service is 2 p.m. Monday at Westview Cemetery. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

The Austell native took her civic responsibilities seriously. "She was the safety patrol chairman for Morningside Elementary School back in the days when they were practicing air raid evacuations," said her son. "A few days before the drill, Mom drove the route and found it crossed an unmarked railroad track. Mother called the railroad and gave them an earful. As a result, they kept the trains off that particular line while the school was being evacuated," Mr. Petty said.

Mrs. Pettys took pride in her heritage. She was a 12th-generation descendant of the Rev. Richard Mather, who immigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1635 and was the patriarch of the famous line of Mather Puritan ministers. Her father, along with two of his brothers, founded and ran the Mather Brothers Furniture Co. She earned a journalism degree because writing was her greatest passion, said her son.

During the 1950s, Mrs. Pettys contributed regularly to the Atlanta Journal Magazine's children's section - writing "little stories" drawn from her own family experiences. One story concerned the discovery of the three-minute egg by her other son, Bill Pettys. "The punch line was that he misunderstood what the term meant and decided he should proceed to eat it in precisely 3 minutes," said Richard Pettys.

Mrs. Pettys was president of the Atlanta Writers Club in 1974, and faithfully attended club meetings for three decades. Out of her bedtime stories came a children's book she self-published in the 1960s called "Two Little Moon-Faced Moodles" She based it on two twins, drawing from her own experiences with her identical twin sister, the late Mary Frances Smith. "It was in verse, with a moral to be nice and happy," said her son. 
Mather, Jenny Lind (I4116)
48 "...an 1812 deed in Union County, South Carolina where George Davis sold to James McKee a 37 acre tract laid out by survey dated 29 Oct 1810, being part of a 334 acre tract originally granted to Henry Davis.  The deed was signed by George Davis (who made his mark) and Thomas Davis (who signed his name)."
The Cater-Davis Connection:
John, Israel, Uriah and George Davis and their relation to Sarah (Cater) Virden and James Cater of Union and Newberry Counties, South Carolina,
Warren County, Kentucky, Posey and Vanderburgh Counties, Indiana, Bond, Fayette and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, and Weakley County, Tennessee
By Steve Malone

Possible cousins:
John (b. before 1775) (1820 Warren Co., KY Census)
Israel (b. before 1775) (1820 Warren Co., KY Census)
Jesse (b. 1776-1794) (1820 Warren Co., KY Census)
James (b. 1776-1794) (1820 Warren Co., KY Census)
Henry (b. 1776-1794) (1820 Warren Co., KY Census)
George (b. 1776-1794) (1820 Montgomery Co., IL Census)

George (b. 1780-1790) (1830 Montgomery Co., IL Census)
Israel was in Warren Co., KY in 1820, but George appears to be in Bond Co., IL
(Montgomery Co. was established in 1821 from Bond Co.)
George was in Montgomery County (Hurricane Fork) in the Illinois 1825 census.
There was no 1810 Illinois census, & George is not in the Warren Co., Kentucky 1810 census.

Possible children of Israel (b. about 1765, d. 23 Feb 1837)
Sarah "Sally" Davis (1794-1835)
James Davis (1801- )
Levi Davis (1805- )
Ira Davis (1807- )
Jacob Davis (1809-1846 )
Jane Davis (1811) m. Calvin Card 4 Mar 1830. Father is listed as Israel

There are two George Davises in SC in 1800 - York and Spartanburg.
Could have been in either SC or KY in 1810.
Davises on the 1810 Warren Co., KY Tax List:
Israel, Isham, James, John, William

Is listed in Bond Co., IL in 1820 with:
3 white males under 10
1 white male over 45
1 white female under 10
1 white female 16-26
1 white female 26-45
2 engaged in agriculture

1830-George-Montgomery Co., IL (3 young children, 1 married daughter with 1 child)
1 male 5-10
1 male 10-15
1 male 20-30
1 male 40-50
1 female under 5
1 female 5-10
1 female 15-20
1 female 40-50
Possibly had a total of 5 children, one dying in childhood - 2 boys, 3 girls survived. Is also possible that both females under 10 belong to the married daughter (Sarah, wife of James Card), which would give him 2 boys and 1 girl surviving beyond 1830.

George, Israel, Thomas, James, and William are all in the 1830 Montgomery Co., IL census.

Note: The family patriarch might have been John Davis (1770-1838) and wife Mary (Davis Clearing House, 2000) or wife Nancy Harris (1773-1850) (www.ancestry.com - ) 
Davis, George (I8775)
49 "(William's) father got into trouble ("Young Irelanders") in the difficult years 1845-1848 and had to leave Ireland going to the US:  he is William John H. HENNESSY b. 1839 Thomastown co. Kilkenny d. 1917, a painter of some renown, his second marriage (1868 or before). William and Charlotte seem to have been in London from 1870 on. Of their four children the eldest, Moya HENNESSY (1868-1941) married circa 1895 London Léon (comte) de JANZÉ (1848-1910) at PARFONDEVAL in France." Werner Kittel  Hennessy, William John (I3874)
50 "Adams Township is situated in the southeast corner of the county.... Among the first settlers we find the names of....John, Andrew and David Ellsworth.... It was in this township that the noted Indian murders occurred in 1824 which caused so much trouble to the infant settlement. The first marriage that took place in the township was in the year 1825, the parties being Adam Ellsworth and Sally Rector...." "History of Madison Co., Ind." by Samuel Hardin: 1874. p. 30-31. Ellsworth, John (I8842)

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