When Mathilda Ericsdotter was born on 3 February 1861, in Stenestad, Södra Åsbo, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Eric Gabrialson, was 46 and her mother, Elna Svensdotter, was 42. She married Llewellyn Harvey Devoir on 15 April 1890, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 December 1944, in Tieton, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.
Old German: Mighty battle maid