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Samuel Mathers

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Samuel Mathers

Birth
Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1 Apr 1920 (aged 83)
Idaho, USA
Burial
Media, Henderson County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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Samuel Mathers was born May 2, 1836 in Washington County, Pa., and died at Weiser, Idaho, April 1, 1920, being 83 years and 11 months old.

At the age of 11 he moved with his parents to Illinois and located near the present site of Stronghurst.

He was converted as a young man and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a man of exceptional physical vigor and his whole character partook of his rugged nature. During the "fifties" and early "sixties" he was a pioneer on the Kansas frontier and during the time of the border warfare was engaged in freighting and other pursuits connected with life in a new country. Later he moved farther westward and for a while followed the occupation of mining in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

He returned to Stronghurst, Ill., area about 1863 and in 1865 was married to Miss Catherine A. Gibson. This union was blessed with six children: five boys and one girl of whom four sons remain: E. S. Mathers of Media, Ill.; S. G. Mathers of Media, Ill.; D. G. Mathers of Kimball, Nebr.; and John R. Mathers of Zillah, Washington.

On March 14, 1879 his wife, Catherine, was called home and on Oct. 22, 1880 he married Miss S. Bice. To this union was born one son who died in infancy.

During the 11 years of his residence in Weiser he made many warm friends who will always feel that they have been blessed to the acquaintance of this prince of Israel. Funeral services were conducted there and the body, accompanied by the sons, D.S. and John, a daughter-in-law and grandchild reached Media were short services were held in the home of D. S. Mathers with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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Samuel Mathers was born May 2, 1836 in Washington County, Pa., and died at Weiser, Idaho, April 1, 1920, being 83 years and 11 months old.

At the age of 11 he moved with his parents to Illinois and located near the present site of Stronghurst.

He was converted as a young man and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a man of exceptional physical vigor and his whole character partook of his rugged nature. During the "fifties" and early "sixties" he was a pioneer on the Kansas frontier and during the time of the border warfare was engaged in freighting and other pursuits connected with life in a new country. Later he moved farther westward and for a while followed the occupation of mining in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

He returned to Stronghurst, Ill., area about 1863 and in 1865 was married to Miss Catherine A. Gibson. This union was blessed with six children: five boys and one girl of whom four sons remain: E. S. Mathers of Media, Ill.; S. G. Mathers of Media, Ill.; D. G. Mathers of Kimball, Nebr.; and John R. Mathers of Zillah, Washington.

On March 14, 1879 his wife, Catherine, was called home and on Oct. 22, 1880 he married Miss S. Bice. To this union was born one son who died in infancy.

During the 11 years of his residence in Weiser he made many warm friends who will always feel that they have been blessed to the acquaintance of this prince of Israel. Funeral services were conducted there and the body, accompanied by the sons, D.S. and John, a daughter-in-law and grandchild reached Media were short services were held in the home of D. S. Mathers with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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