|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1879|
Palo Pinto County
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1967|
Mattie was listed as Martha S. (She was named after her grandmother Serena) on the 1880 Texas census when she was one year old; however, all other records list her as Mattie. She changed the spelling of her middle name to Cerena. She was born in Texas on April 13, 1879 in Strawn, Texas and came to Washington Territory with her parents (David and Belle Hutson, uncles Mike & Coy Bridges and older sister Dona in 1882. She was three years old; her father died that year in Ellensburg. Her mother married her Uncle Mike and three half-sisters joined her family before she was 15 years old.
Mattie was 17 years old when she married Rawlen "Roll" Kinkade in the Kittitas Valley. They lived most of her life there and had seven children together. Their son Elmer died in 1906 at the age of six months. They lost their oldest daughter, Floy, at home from a doctor's anesthesia overdose when she was 10. In 1920, at the age of 41 years, Mattie had her last child, Norma Ruth. The next year Mattie became a grandmother with the birth of Lois Kinkade.
Mattie was a member of the Baptist Church. Her grandson, David Kinkade, remembers her as a warm friendly person, mostly confined to her home. Quilt making was a hobby of hers. She always prepared simple food - meat, potatoes and vegetables. A large mound in Rawlen and Mattie's back yard had an opening in the side, with steps going down to the 'root cellar' where they kept abundant canned vegetables and fruit in year round coolness, along with potatoes and onions.
At the age of 78 years (1960), Mattie registered to vote for the first time. Her photo appeared in the local newspaper.
Her granddaughter, Marguerite (Murphy) Jorgensen, remembers that her granny was 82 when a tree fell down in her backyard and her grandma cut it up all by herself when she was 83. She had Aunt Mable come get some things, but she consolidated everything into one trunk (quite a feat). One day, Marguerite's mother (Lila) answered a knock on the door of her apartment in Yakima and there was Granny and a taxi and Lila said 'what are you doing?' and she said, "I've come to live with you!" Marguerite noted that her Granny was quite an active person. When she did become frail, she lived in the Stillwell Nursing Home in Puyallup, Washington, where she passed away two days shy of her 88th birthday. She is buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ellensburg next to her husband.
David Belcher Hutson (1844 - 1882)
Mary Isabelle Crane Bridges (1860 - 1941)
Rawlen Madison Kinkade (1868 - 1955)*
Floy Ellen Kinkade (1897 - 1908)*
Ralph Edward Kinkade (1898 - 1981)*
Teddy Kinkade (1901 - 1976)*
Elmer Otis Kinkade (1905 - 1906)*
Mable Elizabeth Kinkade Johnston (1907 - 2002)*
Lila Charlotte Kinkade Murphy (1909 - 1989)*
Norma Ruth Kinkade Poney (1920 - 1990)*
Dona Belle Hutson Wheaton (1877 - 1952)*
Mattie Cerena Hutson Kinkade (1879 - 1967)
Minnie May Bridges (1885 - 1899)**
Pernina Ellen Bridges Collins (1887 - 1953)**
Plot: Blk C, row 18
Maintained by: Margie & Bob von M
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17655773