William Mather

14 August 1872–6 November 1938 (Age 66)
Millville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Mather was born on 14 August 1872, in Millville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Mather, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Catharine Reece, was 36. He married Frances Rantz on 22 February 1894. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenwood, Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 6 November 1938, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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William Mather
Frances Rantz
Marriage: 22 February 1894
Elizabeth Mather
W Max Mather
Isabella Mather

Spouse and Children


    Frances Rantz


22 February 1894
, Columbia, Pennsylvania



    Isabella Mather


    W Max Mather


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 17

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a mower or reaper of grass or hay, Old English mǣðere. Compare Mead , Mower . Hay was formerly of great importance, not only as feed for animals in winter but also for bedding. 2. in southern Lancashire, where it has long been a common surname, it is probably a relatively late development of Madder ( see Mader ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Mather, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Mather, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Mather, "United States Census, 1920"

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