Mathilda Anna Watry

5 July 1896–27 September 1953 (Age 57)
Tintah, Traverse, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Mathilda Anna

When Mathilda Anna Watry was born on 5 July 1896, in Tintah, Traverse, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Watry Sr., was 38 and her mother, Anna Maria Clees, was 35. She married Nickolas Jost on 10 February 1917. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in North Ottawa Township, Grant, Minnesota, United States in 1905 and Buckman, Morrison, Minnesota, United States in 1930. She died on 27 September 1953, in Elk River, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nickolas Jost
Mathilda Anna Watry
Marriage: 10 February 1917
Loretta Mary Jost
Leonard Jost
Philip Jost
Bernard Jost
Irene Spencer
Irne Jost
Edward Jost
Rita Jost
Regina Anna Jost
Jeanette Elizabeth Jost

Spouse and Children

10 February 1917



    Leonard Jost


    Philip Jost


    Bernard Jost


    Irene Spencer


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Watry Sr.


    Anna Maria Clees




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 2

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Waldrich, composed of the Germanic elements wald ‘rule’ + rīc ‘powerful’, ‘rich’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Watery in household of John Watery, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tillie Watry, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • A Matilda Watry in household of John Watry, "United States Census, 1910"

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