Mattie Trantom <I>Walton</I> Olson

Mattie Trantom Walton Olson

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Jan 1972 (aged 83)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 67737934 · View Source
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According to Mattie's niece, Eileen Walton Shaffer,
Mattie Olson's parents were Martha Aurelia Day and Edgar L. Trantum. Martha was a sister to Lora Ann Day who married John D. Walton, making Mattie their niece. Martha died in childbirth with Mattie. Mattie's father, Edgar Trantum, couldn't care for the child, so Aunt Lora Walton took her in and raised her. At some point, Mattie took the name Walton. That is the reason for the name Mattie T.(Trantum)Walton.

Mattie was raised by her uncle John Dempster Walton, b. Nov. 30, 1838 in Columbus, Warren Co., Pa. and d. Jun. 27, 1915 in Ritzville, Adams Co., Washington &
her aunt, Lora Ann Day, b. May 1843 in NY.

In the June, 1880 U.S. census, 37 yr. old Lora Walton was living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., Pa. with
41 yr. old husband John D. Walton Jr., farmer, b. in Pa.
16 yr. old son, Lewis, b. in Pa.
10 yr. old son, Fred, b. in Pa.
8 yr. old daughter, Bessie, b. in Pa.

In the June 18, 1900 U.S. census, 12 yr. old Mattie Trantom, b. Feb., 1888 was living with her 57 yr. old aunt, Laura H. Walton, b. May, 1843, in Columbus Twp, Warren Co., Pa.
Laura had been marr. 38 yrs. and had had four children, three of who were still alive by this census.
Mattie and her aunt were living with
Laura's 28 yr. old daughter, Bessie E. Curtis, b. Oct. 1871 in Pa.
Bessie's 39 yr. old husband Eddie, a farmer, b. Nov. 1860 in Pa.
and Eddie & Bessie's two children:
5 yr. old Carlton J., b. May 1895 in Pa. and
3 yr. old Clebert F., b. Aug., 1896 in Pa.

*NOTE: Mattie's uncle, b. Nov. 1838, was living for a while with oldest son, Louis and his family in McQueen Precinct, Adams Co., Washington .

In the May 9, 1910 U.S. census, 21 yr. old Mattie T. Walton, b. in Pa. was living on Pine St. in Ritzville, Adams Co., Washington with
her 71 yr. old uncle, John D. Walton, a farmer, b. in Pa. (Both of his parents were b. in NY)
her 67 yr. old aunt, Lora A., b. in Michigan. (Both of her parents were b. in NY)
her 40 yr. old single brother, Fred. D., b. in Pa., working as an assessor - Deputy Co.
John and Lora had been married 48 yrs. Lora had had four children, three of whom, were still alive by this census.

In the Jan. 13, 1920 U.S. census, 31 yr. old Mattie T. Olson, b. in Pa. was living at 40 Pine St. in Ritzville, Adams Co., Washington with her widowed aunt, 76 yr. old Lora Walton, head of the family, b. in Michigan,
Mattie's 36 yr. old husband, George Olson and their newborn son, Robert W Olson (age - 0/12).
Both of Lora's parents were b. in NY. Mattie's father was b. in Pa. George's father was b. in Germany and his mother in Switzerland. George was working as a laborer in a lumberyard.

In the April 4, 1930 U.S. census, Mattie T. Olson, age 41, b. in Pa., was living at 419 So. 6th St. in Alhambra, L.A. Co., Ca. with
47 yr. old husband, George A., b. in Oregon
10 yr. old son, Robert W., b. in Washington
and 5 yr. old twin sons, Wilbur and Wilfred, b. in California.
George's father was b. in Norway, and his mother in Switzerland. Mattie's father was b. in Pa. and her mother in N.Y. George was a manufacturer of (window) sashes and doors.


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Gravesite Details Mattie is buried with her husband, George Olson and next to her brother, Frederick D. Walton..

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  • Created by: Chloé
  • Added: 1 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67737934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mattie Trantom Walton Olson (22 Feb 1888–11 Jan 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67737934, citing Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Chloé (contributor 47159257) .