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Nora D Workman Mathews
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1880
Death: Feb. 21, 1974

Obituary for Nora Mathews

Nora Mathews, a librarian, teacher, dies.

Nora D Worman Mathews, 93, Roosevelt, Utah died of natural causes, February 21 1974 in the Roosevelt Hospital.

Mrs. Mathews was born September 9, 1880 in DeWitt, Carroll, Missouri, to Thomas B and Martha Clement Workman. She spent her childhood, received her education and taught school in Missouri for seven years. Because of ill helath and upon her doctor's advice, she moved to Utah in 1912 where the climate would prove better for her health.

Her first teaching job in Utah was in he Uintah Basin, in what is known as Crescent, Duchesne County. Here she taught in a log cabin. In 1913 the Crescent School was closed and she moved to Roosevelt to continue her teaching.

After teaching for three years she married James Mathews, December 30, 1916, and at the same time took on the duties of librarian in the newly opened city library. Her husband died in 1933.

Mrs. Mathews taught a total of 38 years and spent 50 years working in the library. She retired in 1966.

Besides her educational and library work, Mrs. Mathews was a member of the Episcopal Church. and also the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her nephew, niece, Thomas E Cox, Mrs. Ann Martha Anderson, both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral was held in the Olpin Mortuary. Burial was in the Roosevelt City Cemetery.

Found in her belongings was a little card she placed in the children's books at the library with this verse:

Do you know you hurt me:
- when you turn down the corner of my leaves
- when you break my back,
- or mark me with a pencil,
- and handle me with unwashed hands?
I want to go back to the library unhurt to be the friend of some other boy or girl.
Family links: 
  James William Mathews (1863 - 1933)
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
Plot: E_489_05
Created by: S Burdick
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103142165
Nora D <i>Workman</i> Mathews
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