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Clara Belle Whisler Matthews
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1861
Death: Jul. 11, 1916

Clara Bell Matthews, wife of Geo. M. Matthews, died at her home in Leesburg, Tuesday morning at 5:00 o'clock, after a long illness from a complication of diseases, aged 55 years, 5 months, and 11 days.

Mrs. Matthews is a daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Whisler of Shippensburg, and spent part of her early life in Orrstown. on December 27, 1887, she married Geo. M. Matthews who survives her as do also three children: Robert E., Geo. L., and Francis E. Matthews, at home; her mother in Shippensburg; a sister, Mrs. John Leberknight, of Orrstown, and two brothers, John H. Whisler, of Harrisburg, and Almer K. Whisler, of Chambersburg.

Before marriage Mrs. Matthews was a teacher in the public schools of Franklin and Cumberland counties. She was a member of Rehoboth M. E. church and an estimable woman, widely known and much revered in her community.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. L. E. Shaffner, of Rehoboth, officiating. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.
[The Chronicle, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 13 July 1916, volume 41, number 28, page 1.] 
 
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 Parents:
  Solomon Whisler (1839 - 1911)
  Rebecca J. Whisler (1837 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  George M. Matthews (1851 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Robert E. Matthews (1889 - 1950)*
  George Lee Matthews (1893 - 1976)*
  Frances E. Matthews (1902 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clara Belle Whisler Matthews (1861 - 1916)
  John C Whistler (1862 - 1937)*
  Mary N, Whisler Leberknight (1873 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
George M. Matthews
1851 - 1921

his wife
Clara Belle Whisler
1861 - 1916

 
Note: Clara Belle Whisler Matthews's birth (30 January 1861) and death (11 July 1916) dates were taken from her death certificate.
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Shippensburg
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 4.3
 
Created by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35712685
Clara Belle <i>Whisler</i> Matthews
Added by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
 
Clara Belle <i>Whisler</i> Matthews
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