Matilda <I>Matteson</I> Weaver

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Matilda Matteson Weaver

  • Birth 20 Mar 1806 Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 1889 Arkwright, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
  • Burial Arkwright, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 37120385

Death of Mrs. Matilda Weaver.

Forrestville, July 17—Mrs. Matilda
Weaver, widow of the late Caleb Weaver,
died Saturday, aged 82 years. The funeral
took place Monday noon. She was
sister of S. M. Matteson, detective of the
Lake Shore railroad. She leaves a family
of three daughters and six sons: Mrs.Newton.
Cherry Creek; Mrs. Bleidenburg,
Villenova; Mrs. Shinn. Castle
ton, Dakota; Alvah A., principal of the
High school, Webster City, Iowa;Daniel
owner of an immense grain farm of
Several thousand acres near Fargo, Dakota
William also near Fargo, growing grain;
Silas, circuit judge at Iowa Falls; Walter
and David, Chautauqua county. Judge
Silas Weaver was here to attend the funeral.

Jamestown Evening Journal Wednesday, July 17, 1889

Death of an estimable Lady.

In the town of Arkwright July 13, 1,-
889, Mrs. Matilda Weaver relict of
Caleb Weaver, aged 83 years. Mrs.
Weaver was born in Hossie, Rensselair
Co, of this state, in 1800 and some twelve
years thereafter with her parents emigrated
to the then unbroken wilds of
Chautauqua county N, Y. where the remainder
of her life was spent; fifty years
thereof having passed away in the home
from whence her spirit took it everlasting
flight, She was married to Caleb
Weaver in 1824 and became the mother
of twelve children eleven of whom grew
up to manhood and womanhood and nine
are still living to mourn her loss whilst
cherishing in their heart the memory of
one of the best of mothers.
Having been left a widow some thirty-
three years ago the care of her family
rested entirely on herself and with
willing hands and brain she toiled almost
unceasingly for the support and
education of her children that they
might become useful men and women.
She gave her life and strength cheerfully
and lovingly for the promotion of
the welfare of her family.
Notwithstanding her many cares and
busy life at home she yet found time to
administer to the wants of the sick and
distressed about her, carrying to their
homes of sorrowing mid suffering such
love and sympathy as to win the hearts
of all within the reach of her Influence.
She leaves 39 grand-children and 23
great-grand-children upon whose minds
and hearts the impressions made by the
gentle loving words and ways of Grandmother
Weaver must ever remain and
though bitter and deep was the sorrow
that grieved our hearts as we saw her
in the sleep of death, yet consolation
was found In the thought that hers was
the sleep of the righteous.
In her last years her bodily sufferings
were many and severe, yet for the most
part they were endured in silence. With
that same sacrificing spirit and tender
loving thoughtfulness of those near and
dear to her that was always manifest in
her life she bore the pains of a disease
dreaded by all mortals (a cancer),
even for years keeping all knowledge of
its existence a secret from her children,
that they might be saved from anxiety
and pain on her account, whilst absolutely
powerless to apply a remedy.
With wonderful strength of will did
she resist the gradual approach of the
"King of Terrors" but he was relentless
in his power to destroy and finally she
was compelled to submit to his authority
and pass under his reign.
Rev. Heald of Forestville, conducted
the funeral services aud spoke words of
comfort to us from Revelation, 14-13,
after which we consigned her body to
the ground, whilst her spirit by faith we
can see within 'Her house not made
with hands eternal in the heavens."
E. N, S.

Cherry Creek News August 9, 1889

Information from Jonathan Laing (#46564844)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 37120385
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda Matteson Weaver (20 Mar 1806–13 Jul 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37120385, citing Abbey Cemetery, Arkwright, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mark Peebles (contributor 46514135) .