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Mary Florence Gartner Mader
Birth: Oct. 7, 1861
Hopetown
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1956
Chillicothe
Ross County
Ohio, USA

She told a story to Nancy Herzel, her granddaughter (daughter of Mary Herzel) of trying to ride faster than a storm on her horse one day with her long hair flying.

Death Notice for Mary Florence Gartner Mader

MADER SERVICE

Service for Mrs. Mary F. Mader of 365 Mill St. was held at 2 P.M. Monday at the Ware Funeral Home with the Rev. F. W. Knickrehm of Walnut Street Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

Eastern Star Service was conducted at the funeral home Sunday.

Pallbearers were Carl Hagemann, William Repple, Ellis B. Hatton, Harold Perry, Alfred Gartner, and Donald Collins.

CHILLICOTHE gazette Jan 14 1956

In Loving Memory of

Mrs. C. F. Mader, 365 Mill St, died at her home at 11:36 P.M. Friday, after an illness of five years. She was born Oct. 7, 1861, at Hopetown, the daughter of Adam and Melissa Henkle Gartner. On Nov. 29, 1888, Thanksgiving Day, she was married to Charles F. Mader, who died Jan 6, 1933.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. George H. Mathewson, Chillicothe, Mrs. Harry S. Allen Dayton, Miss Irene Mader, at home: a son, C. Albert Mader, Chillicothe, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Honnold, of Chillicothe, a brother Edward Gartner, Dayton, and 2 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was a life long member of Walnut Street Methodist Church and a member of of Chillicothe Chapter No 419,, Order of the Eastern Star and the North Fork Garden Club, Service will be at 2 P.M., Monday at Ware's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred Knickrehm officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday.

TOMBOY DAYS AT HOPETOWN RECALLED BY NONAGENARIAN
By Barbara Bolmer Kalfs, Oct 7, 1952

"Oh please thank everyone for making my 90th birthday so nice," requested petite Mrs.
Charles F. (Mary) Mader of 365 Mill Street, who reached the four score and ten mark
Sunday, Oct 7.

This smiling little grandmother was overwhelmed by all the attentions she received. In addition to visits from devoted members of her family and friends, she received three fancy cakes, more than 90 cards, cookies and flowers by the dozens.

One of the highlights of the day was the anticipation of a phone conversation with Mrs.
George Babler of Frenchtown who was 90 on Oct. 8. The women, who have been friends since childhood, jokingly refer to each other as "twins."

Born At Hopetown

Mrs. Mader was born Oct. 7 1861, in Hopetown to Adam and Melissa Hankel Gartner.
Her parents had come to this country from Germany when they were small children.

This entraining nonagenarian can spin tales of her youth by the hour and she loves to
reminisce about her wonderful childhood in Hopetown.

Mrs. Mader attended the little one-room brick schoolhouse at Hopetown until she was 13. Then her father, anxious for his family to acquire more education, sent the children to James Poe's Private-School on Hickory Street. The 90 year old remembered that Mr. Poe was a wonderful teacher and when she left the school at 17, she had a full high school education. In class with her were John I. Vanmeter, Will Sulzbacher, Albert Keim, the Harness boys and the Smith family from Hopetown.

Speaking of traveling to and from Chillicothe by express, reminded Mrs. Mader of one of her greatest victories. From the time she could toddle, she loved to be around horses. When she was in her late teens, her father had an exceptionally fast trotter, named Fannie.

It is hard to visualize Mrs. Mader as a daredevil, but she maintains she was quite the
tomboy" type in those days. Whenever she had Fannie on the road, she would race any and everything that came her way. Finally, her father issued strict orders about no more racing and the matter was considered closed.

However, one afternoon she was obliged to race--for Fannie's honor. a young man,
named Snyder, from Kingston also owned a fine trotter. He made a passing remark that his horse could outrun the Gartner horse. This incited Mrs. Mader's urge to race, but she recalled her father's orders.

Her brother was in a buggy behind her and as Mr. Snyder kept up his heckling, he yelled Let er go!" That was all Mrs. Mader needed and she gave Fannie the reins. Mr. Snyder kept trying to pass, but as he drew up even with the Gartner buddy, Mrs. Mader would let Fannie out a little more.

This went on for some time and finally, the two racers rounded the bend near the Gartner home. Mr. Gartner was coming from the barn and heard the pounding hooves
approaching his home. As he ran out to the road, there came Fannie tearing past with
Mrs. Mader holding sway in the driver's seat. Tagging along behind was Mr. Snyder,
definitely the loser.

Father Proud

Mr. Gartner was so pleased with his fine mare, that he forgot to scold his daughter. And Mace McConnell who had been following the entire race, was so delighted that he stood up in his buggy, waved his hat and uttered jubilant cries, Mrs. Mader reported.

When Mrs. Mader, was quite small, she and her brothers and sisters visited their aunt and Uncle, Henry and Margaret Haney, at Frenchtown. Mr. Haney operated the famous Marfield Mill and it was during these visits that Mrs. Mader and Mrs. Gable became fast friends.

I was a Leap Year Bride," laughs Mrs. Mader. On Nov 29, 1888, she was married to
Charles F. Mader who died Jan. 6, 1933. The newly-weds moved to Marion, but in the
following February returned to Chillicothe where Mr. Mader operated a grocery.

This nonagenarian is "doing real well" and is able to be up and about despite a serious set back she suffered last winter.

Conquered Pneumonia

In January she contracted pneumonia and it wasn't until April that she was feeling up to snuff again. She loves to go for rides and even went on a picnic last summer. Although she walks with the aid of a cane, Mrs. Mader manages real well in the house, but hesitates to tackle steps and sidewalks.

One of her regrets is that she cannot attend church. She has been a faithful member of the Walnut Street Methodist Church for many years.

But, Mrs. Mader finds pleasure in the little things of life and is remarkably quick-witted.
Her looks belie her age as her wealth of hair has very few strands of gray in it and her
snapping eyes don'B miss a trick.

Happy With Family

But, she is happiest when she can be with her family. Of five girls and four boys in the
Gartner family, only four survive, Mrs. Mader, Louis Gartner of the Cincinnati Pike, Mrs.
Samuel (Ida) Honnold of the Foulke Block; and Edward Gartner of Dayton.

The MADERS reared four children, Mrs. George (Melissa) Mathewson of West Second Street, Mrs. Harry S. (Viola) Allen of Dayton, Miss Irene Mader who lives at home, and C. Albert Mader of this city. Albert's two children, Mr. & Mrs. Al & Mary (Mader) Herzel and Charles (Chuck) Mader of Urbana, have given their grandmother three mighty fine great-grandchildren, Nancy Herzel and Charles (Chuck) and Sandy Mader.

This sweet little lady dotes on her family and they return her affection by being in her
words "such nice children."

We called her granny when we were kids. My memory of her is her sitting in a rather large rocking chair on a screened in porch, and that she had really big eyes, and was very wrinkled. I was rather afraid of her. Perhaps to a small child she looked scary?

DEATH CERTIFICATE #06190
Mary F. Mader
365 Mill Street, Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio
DOB 10-7-1861
died at 94 DOD 1-13-1956
white widowed female
occupation: housewife
own home
fathers name: Adam Gartner
mothers name: Melissa Henkle
Informant C. Albert Mader.
Cause of Death Intestinal Obstruction, ? Carcinoma Calceium?
Advanced Arteriosclerosis, no autopsy performed
Dr. C. W. Hoyt, burial at Grandview Cemetery, Charles M. Ware Funeral Home 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles Frederick Mader (1860 - 1933)
 
 Children:
  Ida Mader Honnold (1869 - 1964)*
  Melissa Marqueretta Mader Mathewson (1890 - 1967)*
  Viola Mader Allen (1893 - 1971)*
  Irene Mader (1895 - 1988)*
  Charles Albert Mader (1896 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Chillicothe
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Plot: section 19 lot 23
 
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Record added: Feb 05, 2005
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