Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - L. D. Matson

This obituary was published in the Clinton Democrat in Wilmington, Ohio on June 14, 1917. Lorenzo Dow Matson was the brother of my 2x great-grandmother Mary Matson Creeden. He was married to Ruth Athey.

L. D. Matson Dies of Paralysis. 

  L. D. Matson; well known farmer of Clinton county residing on rural route No. 5, passed away at 6:15 Friday evening, lune 8, at his home, paralysis being the cause of his death. Mr. Matson had been ailing for quite a while but was up and about until within a short time of his death, being confined to his bed but two days. Memorial Day he was in Wilmington to observe the exercises.
  Mr. Matson was 68 years of age and a life-long resident of Clinton county. He was one of the most highly esteemed farmers of his neighborhood, enjoying the respect of a wide acquaintance.
  He is survived by his widow and three sons, Henry, of Ogden, Lawrence and Roy, of Wilmington. Daniel Matson, residing on route No. 7, is a brother of the deceased, Mrs. Mary Creeden and Mrs. Theresa Shaller, both of Celina, are his sisters. Three step-children, Chelse and Walter Stoops and Mrs. Mary Laurens, are also living.
  Funeral services were held Sunday at the home and burial was made in New Antioch. Rev. Eliza Thorne, of  Sabina, conducted the services.

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