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San Luis Obispo County, California, Marriage Certificate 663

29 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: San Luis Obispo County, California, Marriage Certificate 663.

CERTIFICATION OF VITAL RECORD

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE.

1  PLACE OF MARRIAGE State Index No. ______
COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO Local Registered No. 663

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

GROOM

2  FULL NAME   VIRGIL RUSSELL LAWSON

3  RESIDENCE   Co. A 80 Inf. Tr Bn
Camp Roberts, California

4  COLOR OR RACE    White

5  AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY  28 (Years)

6  SINGLE WIDOWED OR DIVORCED  Divorced

7  NUMBER OF MARRIAGE    2nd

8  BIRTHPLACE (State or Country)  Missouri

9  OCCUPATION

(a) Trade, profession or particular kind of work   soldier

(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer)   _______

10  NAME OF FATHER   John LAWSON

11  BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER   Missouri  (State or Country)

12  MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER   Jessie WILSON

13  BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER   Missouri  (State or Country)

BRIDE

14  FULL NAME   MARY MAE MATTOCKS

15  RESIDENCE  641 – 7th St.
Paso Robles, California

16  COLOR OR RACE   White

17  AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY 18 (Years)

18  SINGLE WIDOWED OR DIVORCED   Single

19  NUMBER OF MARRIAGE   1st

20  BIRTHPLACE (State or Country)   Missouri

21  OCCUPATION

(a) Trade, profession or particular kind of work   none

(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer)   _______

22  NAME OF FATHER   Beverly MATTOCKS

23  BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER   Indiana  (State or Country)

24  MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER   Gladys DANNER

25  BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER   Missouri  (State or Country)

26  MAIDEN NAME OF BRIDE IF SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED ________________

WE, the groom and bride named in this Certificate, hereby certify that the information given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Virgil Russell LAWSON    ,27 Groom Mary Mae MATTOCKS    ,28 Bride.

29 Filled out in the presence of Charlotte HORN Deputy County Clerk.

30 CERTIFICATE OF PERSON PERFORMING CEREMONY

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT Virgil Russell LAWSON and Mary Mae MATTOCKS were joined in Marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of California, at West Central Chapel Camp Roberts, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. this 25th day of July 1944.

31  Signature of
Witness to the
Marriage.
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Jennie HARDY Signature of
Person Performing
the Ceremony.
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Carl E. McDANIEL

Residence Kansas City, Kansas

Official Position Chaplain, 1st Lt.

as FILED

JUL 27 1944        W.L. RAMAGE Residence Camp Roberts, Calif.

Registrar (County Recorder).

81387
THE GREAT SEAL OF
THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA
CERTIFIED COPY OF VITAL RECORDS
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
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2 OF 2
DATE ISSUED: AUG 20 1998
COUNTY RECORDER
SAN LUIS OBISPO CO CA

This is a true and exact reproduction of the document officially registered and placed on file in the office of the SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER or this is to certify this document is a true abstract of the official record filed with the County Clerk-Recorder.

Julie L. RODEWALD

County Clerk-Recorder

This copy not valid unless prepared on engraved border displaying seal and signature of County Registrar.

ANY ALTERATION OR ERASURE VOIDS THIS CERTIFICATE

Bates County Missouri Cemeteries 1980

27 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: E.J. Christiansen, Bates County Missouri Cemeteries 1980, Volume 2 (Clinton, Missouri: The Printery, 1980).

[page 586]

RICH HILL CEMETERIES

Greenlawn, Lutheran, St. Bridgett’s, and Robinson make up the cemeteries at Rich Hill.  A Comprehensive record of all of them is kept in the City Hall and they are maintained by the City.  They lie at the western edge of the town, and are on both sides of the highway.

[page 615]

821. Gracie May, dau. of Joseph & Laura B. HOUGH    d. 9 Dec. 1890 – 1yr.,11mo.,8da.

[page 652]

2025. Frank, husb. of Mary Ellen DANNER            d. 25 Feb. 1904 – 54 yr.

[page 655]

2156. Inf. son of Clarence N. & Nellie HOUGH         d. 9 Feb. 1906 – 1da.

[page 672]

2837. Beverly Earl, son of Beverly Earl & Gladys MATTOCKS                  b. & d. 25 May 1918

[page 675]

2916. Infant of Allen & Eva DANNER            b. & d. 22 May 1919

[…]

2929. Inf. dau. of Clarence & Nellie HOUGH      d. 14 Sept. 1919 –

[page 676]

2951. Pearl May, dau. of A.B. & Rebecca DANNER       d. 9 Feb. 1920 – 6 yr.

[page 677]

2976. A. Bell, dau. of A.B. & Rebecca DANNER         d. 3 May 1920 – 2 yr.

[page 684]

3241. Inf. dau. of B.E. & Gladys MATTOCKS       d. 14 Oct. 1925 – 5 mo.

[page 688]

3394. Walter, son of Beverly & Gladys MATTOCKS       d. 8 Dec. 1928 – 2 mo.

[page 710]

4254. Ed, husb. of Mamie HUFF               d. 5 Jan. 1947 – 66 yr.

[page 713]

4410. Ellen DANNER                   d. 21 July 1950 – 93 yr.

[…]

4426. Ewing PROFFER, husb. of Rachel RICKLEFS        d. 6 Nov. 1950 – 46 yr.

[page 716]

4538. Eva Leona, wife of Allen W. DANNER        d. 30 Oct. 1953 – 65 yr.

[…]

4546. Elizabeth RANEY                  d. 23 Dec. 1953 – 89 yr.

[page 717]

4586. Mamie HUFF                 d. 17 Apr. 1955 – 80 yr.

[page 720]

4714. Alfred T., son of Joseph & Mahalia EASTLAND & husb. of Goldie HOUGH     d. 10 Dec. 1975 – 69y,6m,1d.

[page 726]

4879. Otis Otho, son of Joseph WEST & Esther RAINES & Husb. of Laura DANNER       d. 8 Mar. 1961 – 58y,10m,10d.

[page 728]

4931. Glenn Norman, son of Roy COPE & Myrtle HOUGH                     d. 3 Mar. 1962 – 42 yr.

[page 737]

5166. William J., son of Otho WEST & Laura DANNER & husb. of Hallie Maxine SPEAKS    7 May 1927 – 26 Jan. 1966

[…]

5170. John L., son of ___ COPE & Myrtle HOUGH & husb. of Jean COPE               d. 7 Mar. 1966 – 48 yr.

[page 740]

5229. Allen, son of Frank DANNER & Ellen LOGSTON & husb. of Eva Leona FITZPATRICK     24 Jan. 1882 – 3 June 1967

[…]

5231. Arch, son of Lewis ANDERS & Sarah CARVER & husb. of Mary DANNER             26 Aug. 1886 – 27 June 1967

[page 742]

5279. Lawrence T., son of John & Rebecca HOUGH & husb. of Flossie HOUGH           25 July 1915 – 19 June 1968

[page 743]

5311. Laura Bell, dau. of Frank & Ellen DANNER & wife of (1) Ben LEONARD & (2) Otho WEST                28 Sept. 1898 – 1 Feb. 1969

[page 744]

5353. Charles, son of Leroy COPE & Myrtle HOUGH & husb. of Katherine COPE          18 Mar. 1916 – Dec. 1969

[page 750]

5504. Andrew B., son of Michael DANNER & Mary Ellen LOGSTON FRANKLIN & husb. of Rebecca Jane STARK               16 Oct. 1884 – 22 Aug. 1972

[page 751]

5529. Nora Hannah, dau. of Mark KENNEY & Mary Elizabeth STOUT & wife of Walter HOUGH    2 Sept. 1886 – 26 Dec. 1972

[page 756]

5662. Iva, dau. of Paris WOODALL & Mary CLARK & wife of Leonard HOUGH, Sr          28 Oct. 1892 – 28 July 1975

[page 758]

5689. Thomas F., son of Benjamin LEONARD & Laura DANNER & husb. of Bonnie THURSTON                  1 Feb. 1916 – 21 Feb. 1976

[page 761]

5765. Benjamin Lewis, son of John HOUGH & Rebecca JONES                    22 Sept. 1892 – 13 Oct. 1977

[…]

5782. Orpha W., dau. of Leroy A. STEWART & Bessie J. WHITE & wife of Lewis B. DANNER                    8 May 1924 – 12 Mar. 1978

[page 764]

5858. Eugene “Red” HOUGH               22 June 1933 – 19 Sept. 1979

[page 837]

SALEM CEMETERY

59. John T. HOUGH                    1923 – 1943

[page 851]

546. John Q. HOUGH                   1856 – 1938

Hester M.                       1866 – 1922

[page 856]

SCOTT CEMETERY

47. Calista E. DANNER                  Feb. 8, 1892 – Jan. 11, 1899

Carl K. Mattocks obituary

25 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: “[Carl K. Mattocks obituary],” at http://www.legacy.com, originally published in the Hartford Courant (5 March 2003), accessed 9 March 2003.

Carl K. Mattocks

Captain Carl K. Mattocks, 83, of Farmington, husband of the late Betty (Bryant) Mattocks, passed away Sunday (March 2, 2003).  Born in Parr, IN, Nov. 29, 1919, son of the late Beverly and Gladys (Danner) Mattocks, he resided in Farmington for many years. Carl enlisted in the regular Army in 1939, as a private first class and was sent to Iceland where he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Ft. Benning, GA to Officer̓s Candidate School.  In 1944, he was sent to the European Theatre of Operations where he served with the headquarters company of the 38th Armored Infantry Battalion.  While there he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action. For Carl the battle ended on Jan. 25, 1945, in St. Vith Belgium, where he was wounded in action and spent the next 16 months in Army hospitals. Before Carl completed his service to our country he would receive two additional Bronze Stars, a British Military Cross from the King of England, a Purple Heart and many other decorations. After leaving the service he was married in 1949, moved to Connecticut, where he started a business Jones-Mattocks General Contractors. He worked with the Army Corp of Engineers and several large construction companies across the state. His final position before retiring was Master Mechanic for the Stone and Webster Corp. at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Niantic. He was a longtime member of Local 478 Operating Engineers in Hamden. He is a lifetime member of the Seventh Armored Division and a two term past president for that association. He is also a lifetime member of VFW Post 10361 of Farmington, Antique Veterans of America, American Legion, VBOB – Veterans Battle of the Bulge, Connecticut Chapter and Disabled American Veterans. Aside from all his veteran activities he enjoyed restoring antique autos, researching his family genealogy, volunteering at the soup kitchen and hanging out with his grandsons. “He never met a dog that never loved him.” The family would like to thank the devoted and caring staff at Haven Health Care with special thanks to Mickey his nurse who Carl said, “she̓s the best.” He is survived by a daughter, Ellen Mattocks of Unionville, a daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Gary Olson of Bristol, a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Richard Higley, Sr. of Farmington; three grandsons, Garrett Olson, Richard Higley, Zachary Higley; his dog and faithful companion, “Lucky” and his three grand dogs, Samantha, Candie and Corey. He leaves behind a nephew, Henry Bryant, Jr. of Farmington, who is like a son to him and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Carl was the oldest of six and was predeceased by all of his siblings, Earl, Donald, Mary, Pat and Leon, along with his parents and his loving wife of 52 years, Betty. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville on Thurs., March 6, 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. in The Meetinghouse of the First Church of Christ Congregational, 75 Main St., Farmington, with the Rev. Ned W. Edwards, Jr. officiating.  Burial with full Military Honors will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to World War II Veterans Memorial Fund, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201.

Published in the Hartford Courant on 3/5/ 2003.

Carl Kenneth Mattocks to Mark Raymond Mattocks, letter, 15 October 1996

16 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Carl Kenneth Mattocks to Mark Raymond Mattocks, letter, 15 October 1996.

[The book which is mentioned in this letter, which Mark had loaned to Carl, is: Walter S. Chansler, The River Trapper (Columbus, Ohio: Hunter-Trader-Trapper Company, 1928.)]

COMMENTS

In reviewing this book many old memories were revived.

My family settled on the Wabash River during the month of April, 1932.

They resided South of Palestine and East of Flat Rock, IL, a few miles East of a small crossroads known as Heathsville.

My Father was a buyer of clamshells which were then used in the manufacturing of Mother-of-Pearl buttons.  We eked out a bare living.

During the Autumn of 1934 my Uncle Jimmy MATTOCKS, with a partner named Mike HICKSON, came into the area with a 100 yard seine which they planned to use seining the eddies of the river during the cold months as the fish would congregate there out of the running water.

My uncles experience in this field had been quite limited where his partner had never been engaged in this type of operation.

They took me with them and set up camp near a railroad bridge which crossed the Wabash near St Francisville, IL.

My duties were many:

1) Cooking
2) Mending the net
3) Cleaning fish
4) Delivering and selling the fish

While the bulk of the fish were sold to fish markets in Vincennes & Terre Haute, IN, I did peddle a great deal of them to farmers who would swap me chickens, eggs, corn, etc which I would then convert to cash in town.

I also learned that stationing my truck near a tavern would or could be quite lucrative.

My delivery truck was a 1924 Dodge pickup which I drove without the benefit of a drivers license.

The River froze over solid and that ended our venture.  Every thing was sold at disaster prices and we went up North to Northern Indiana where Uncle Jimmy & I worked as firemen and oilers on dredging operations.  I joined the Civilian Conservation Corps the next Spring.

Our memories sustain us.

Carl K. MATTOCKS

[…]

October 15th, 1996

Afterthoughts

Three (3) cable type ferrys operated on the Wabash.

These were located at Riverton, IN, Russelville and St Francisville, IL and all disappeared during the 1940’s.

These were a simple device which consisted of a cable (wire rope) mounted just upstream of a crossing and the ferry was attached to this by a cable.

By angling the ferry using a hand operated winch the river current would force it to the opposite shore!

My wife and I revisited St Francisville during the year 1991 and found that some local operator now owned the railroad bridge which he had resurfaced and was charging a toll to cross.

A rough appearing tavern was located on the entrance into the town which was named “The Boars Den”.

I did not enter it as discretion is said to be the better part of valor —–

CKM

Lola (Leverenz) Jordan to Gregg Leon Mattocks, letter, 13 April 1997

2 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Lola (Leverenz) Jordan to Gregg Leon Mattocks, letter, 13 April 1997.

Apr. 13, ’97

Hi Gregg:

Sending this, sorry for scribbled material – but – just in case I’m not “up to” something better very soon, this will keep you occupied (trying to figure it out?) & out of mischief for awhile!!

Love & my best to you, your mom & bro’s –    Lola

info for Gregg Mattocks

H. Mae MATTOCKS LEVERENZ always called Mae.

Born 12/18/1893

To

Aug 19/1931

Married:

(Adolph) Al LEVERENZ

Danville Ill

2/26/1890 (Danville)

To —— 1972

H. Mae LEVERENZ

buried Momence Cemetery

”      Momence, Ill  (also daughter – Lucille SIMKINS

Aug. 18 – 1919

To        1961   (not same plot)

Info of Lola

(Some of it personal for you)

(Omit the Detroit, Mich – not pertinent)

Al, Mae, & Lola resided in Montana until 1917

Returned with baby Genevieve

{            For you }

{   To – Momemce, IL or maybe Kankakee, IL   Rural Route    }

Moved to Indiana      (Parr)

Lucille & Thelma born   ”

Children lived there with grandparents until 1929

{            For you }

{ Moved to Kankakee, Ill.   Back to Ind. 1932 ?        }

{  (Roselawn) & Momence, IL.                }

Married Joe  Jan 6 1933 or 1934 ?

Lola (Maude) LEVERENZ

”             ”        FISK

”            ”       JORDAN

Born – July 21, 1913.  Danville, Ill.

Married             Joseph FISK 1934 – Beecher, IL.

”           18 yrs           └─ Born Sullivan, IND  May 26 – 1911 – 1/1/1978

Divorced

Married – Leo JORDAN – 1960

of: (born) Calumet City, Ill.

They lived in Cal. City & North Judson Ind.

Son:

John W FISK  born [omitted to protect privacy]

Married Barbara HORN, [omitted to protect privacy]

Now Bloomington, IL

2 Children

J. Michael FISK (Army)

Christine FISK  (Bloomington)

Joe & Lola lived mostly in Cedar Lake, Ind.

Genevieve (Marie) LEVERENZ

2/27/1916

Born in N. Dakota

Married – E.H. (Don) LUER     Ridgeland, Wis.

2 Children

Keith LUER (unmarried)

Eau Claire, Wis.

Bruce LUER – married to “Katie”

Evergreen, Col.

Lucille (Mae) LEVERENZ

Born Aug 18, 1919 to  — 1961

(no children)

Married to Carl SIMKINS   Hammond, Ind.

Thelma Janet LEVERENZ

Born Aug 1 – 1921  Parr, Ind.  to    ’91 (Cremated)

Married Wendell MOSURE  Morocco, Ind.

They lived in Dyer, In. & Crown Point, Ind for years (until death)

From Lola

For you –

Doubt you need info about my dad but for you.   1890-1972

He was a wonderful dad to his children.  Plus: A wonderful person

He married:

Marjory METZ  Chgo, Ill.  1935 or (6)

(A great stepmother)

Died – 1962

Married 1964 to: Lottie MAY – Died 1982 ?

Your grandfather Beverly and my dad (Al LEVERENZ) always good friends.  Also Uncle Bev good to me – a big tease! – (Was, I was told) with my mother & I B/4 we left for Montana – and often in future years with Aunt Gladys & kiddies

Earl E. Mattocks: A Funeral Eulogy

2 May 2009 1 comment

Source: Donald Earl Mattocks, Earl E. Mattocks (a funeral eulogy, unpublished, 1995).

EARL E. MATTOCKS

One of the middle children from a large family of eight, Earl was born April 16, 1921 in the small town of Parr, In. to the proud parents, Beverly, his father, and Gladys (DANNER) MATTOCKS his mother.

Having grown up around commercial fishing, commercial mining, and large dredges, combined with his own natural curiosity of nature, and machines was the basic mold set of the rest of his life.

After serving in the Phillipines during World War II, most of his adult life was spent owning and operating heavy equipment in and around this area.  However, the last eighteen years of his working career was with Bethlehem Steel, in Portage, as a “turn” foreman.  All of these years of his life, I like to call his “Duty” years.

On a personal note, at this point, I would like to say something about his love and passion for life.

Ray CALL once said Earl was the best friend anyone could have, that he was always there if you needed him, always supportive and never would let you down.  He was truely “A friend to the end”.

Earl was a man of great pride, conviction, and generosity.  There was no room for “grey” areas in his life.  To him everything was black & white / cut and dried.  There were times this unflexible approach to life was hard to handle, but on the other hand, you always knew exactly where you stood with Earl, always being true to his word and convictions.

What balanced out this somewhat tougher side of Earl was his sense of humor, and his practical joker side.  I remember a baseball cap of his that said “It ain’t easy being right all of the time”.  Any one that knew Earl, knew this side of him also.

In his younger days, cars and racing them, was one of his great passions.  Brother Steve and I learned most of our mechanical abilities through Earl’s passion of things mechanical.

Being outdoors was always high on his list in life.  He hunted, trapped, and shot clay pigeons better than anyone I ever knew.  Maybe other people were better, or just as good at these things, but I never knew any of them.  As good as he was at these things, his strongest passion in life, right up to the end, was fishing.  He was truly the original “Bassmaster” long before the term was ever coined.  All the silver bass and northern pike can breathe a sigh of relief today.

As he entered his golden years of life, Earl came to appreciate just how important family and friends are.   This is not to say he didn’t appreciate them earlier in his life, but he finally learned how to express and tell people how much he really cared and loved them.

Earl felt he was truly blessed, having been married twice and been given four daughters, three sons, sixteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren to love and enjoy.  This love and joy was also expressed to his two surviving brothers and one sister.

DAD, please take all of our love, and rest in eternal peace.  He was the best man I ever knew!

Son Donald Earl MATTOCKS

Earl E. Mattocks [Obituary]

1 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: “Earl E. Mattocks [Obituary],” unidentified 1995 Indiana newspaper clipping, from the papers of Carol Lee Mattocks.

EARL E. MATTOCKS

Age 73 of Tefft, Indiana passed away Thursday, April 6, 1995, at his home.  He was born April 16, 1921 in Parr, Indiana the son of Beverly MATTOCKS and Gladys DANNER.  Mr. MATTOCKS was a lifelong area resident, a crane operator for several years, and a foreman for over 18 years at Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1980.  Veteran of U.S. Army, serving during World War II, a member of the American Legion Post #406 of Wheatfield.  On April 9, 1951 he was married to Shirley BRANNEN who survives.  Other survivors: 4 daughters, Beverly (Mrs. Don) MOTT of Reseda, Cal., Marilyn (Mrs. Don) GLIDEWELL of Great Falls, S.C., Joyce BUTCHER of San Diego Cal., Carolyn MASE of Cedar Lake, Ind.; 2 [sons,] Don MATTOCKS of Canoga Park, Cal., Steve MATTOCKS of Bad Axe, Mich.; 16 grandchildern, 15 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Carl MATTOCKS of Farmington, Conn., and Leon MATTOCKS of Ocean Park, Wash; 1 sister, Mary (Mrs. Earl) STOLLINGS of Galveston, Texas.  Preceded in eath by parents, son Tony and 2 brothers.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday April 11, at Steinke Funeral Home, KV Chapel, Sculley Square Wheatfield, Rev. Alvin SMITH officiating.  Military graveside rites by American Legion Post #406.  Friends may call Monday April 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Steinke Funeral Home.  Memorials to Clinical Management Home Health Care Service.