Pearl Mattie Allen Hitchcock

Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Death 4 Nov 1937 (aged 54)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 201247387 · View Source
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Mattie Pearl Allen
Mattie died at Los Angeles Memorial Hospital after surgery. Her death certificate, recorded under the name of Pearl Mattie Hitchcock, was informed by the hospital, and she was listed as divorced from Fred Hitchcock. Cremation was recorded, at Mountain View Mausoleum, on November 6, 1937. She had lived in California about 25 years.

Her first husband was William Franklin Halterman. William and Mattie married in Carthage, Missouri, on October 4, 1899. They had a son, Everett Elwin Halterman, born October 21, 1900. A daughter, Leona, was born in 1904, and died in 1905. A second son, an infant was born and died in June of 1906. Mattie reported in the 1910 census that she had given birth to 3 children, one of whom survived, and that was Everett.

Mattie and William divorced. He remarried to Sadie Huggins in 1914 in California, and died on September 2, 1969, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Her next husband may have been Fred Eugene Hitchcock, whom she married as Pearl Halterman, divorced, on October 20, 1917. One curious thing about this marriage, is that she is listed as born in New York, with parents Charles Allen and Mary Carter. However, everything seems to fit. Fred married again and died in 1943 in Los Angeles.

On March 18, 1921, in Pasadena, Pearl Hitchcock married Mason James Merrihew. This time the names of her parents were given as M L Allen and Melissa Sibert. In July of 1923, Mason married again to Amy Hanford.

In 1930, she is back to her maiden name of Pearl Allen, age 47, single, born in Arkansas, parents born Virginia and Alabama, working as a housekeeper, living in Los Angeles. Also in the same household is Grace Vincent, age 52, widowed, also born in Arkansas, parents born Virginia and Alabama. Grace is Mattie's sister, who was married to Isaac B Vincent, who died in 1929.

A note on her name and place of birth:
In almost all of the early records, she is known as Mattie. In one she was referred to as Martha. In later records, she is known as Pearl. So there is a high possibility that her given name was Martha Pearl, with nickname of "Mattie".
As to her place of birth, she was definitely born in Arkansas, and in 1880, her family lived in Harrison, so that is the place of birth that has been chosen for her in this memorial.

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  • Created by: Margaret Pickett
  • Added: 18 Jul 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 201247387
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pearl Mattie Allen Hitchcock (10 Aug 1883–4 Nov 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 201247387, ; Maintained by Margaret Pickett (contributor 47875384) Cremated.