Frederick A. Masterson

M, b. 16 August 1872
     Note: From History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 895-896:

Fred A. Masterson, member of the town council of Shirley this county, and proprietor of a prosperous bakery at that place, is a native of Indiana, having been born on a farm in Wells County this state, August 16, 1872, son of Daniel Masterson, a Kentuckian, born in 1835, who came to Indiana when a boy and spent the rest of his life in this state, his death occurring in August, 1911, at the sage of seventy-six year. He and his wife were the parents of nine sons, all of whom are still living. The mother died when the subject of this sketch was two years old and the sons thereafter were scattered.

Fred A. Masterson was reared from babyhood in the family of Robert Drew, in Wells county, this state, and grew to manhood on the Drew farm, receiving his schooling in the district school in the neighborhood of that home. When twenty-one years old he left the Drew farm and learned the cigar-maker's trade, at which he worked for about five years, after which he took up the baker's trade and became a very proficient baker, presently opening a bakery in Bluffton, where he continued in business for two years, at the end of which time he sold the place to such excellent advantage that he entered the business of building up bakeries to a profitable point and selling them to advantage, and was thus engaged for about eight years. On March 18, 1901, Mr. Masterson set up a bakery at Shirley, this county, in pursuance of his general plans, and found the place so desirable as a place of residence that he had no desire to sell his establishment and has ever since made his home there and is still quite successfully operating his bakery. Mr. Masterson is a Democrat and ever since locating at Shirley has taken an active interest in civic affairs and is at present serving as a member of the town council.

On June 24, 18903, Fred A. Masterson was united in marriage to Maud M. Houck, daughter of Abraham and Martha P. (Orr) Houck, the former of whom is a well-known druggist at Shirley and the latter of whom died in 1898. To this union two children have been born, one of whom died in infancy, the second being C. Max, born on February 20, 1911. At the time of her marriage Mrs. Masterson was the leading milliner at Shirley and for years has taken a prominent part in the social and cultural affairs of her home town. Mr. and Mrs. Masterson are members of the Christian church and take an active part in the various beneficences of the same, as well as in all local good works. Mr. Masterson is a Knight Templar Mason, a member of the commandery at Knightstown, and is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in the affairs of all of which organizations he takes a warm interest. Frederick A. Masterson was born on 16 August 1872 at Liberty Twp., Wells Co., IN. He was the son of Daniel Masterson and Malinda Poffenberger.1 Frederick A. Masterson married Maude M. Houck, daughter of Abraham S. Houck and Martha P. Orr, on 24 June 1903 at Hancock Co., IN.

Children of Frederick A. Masterson and Maude M. Houck


  1. [S732] 1870 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 372; FHL #545871.

James Monroe Masterson

M, b. 1867, d. 1961
     James Monroe Masterson was born in 1867. He married Fannie B. Gibbel. James Monroe Masterson died in 1961. He was buried in 1961 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Virden, Macoupin Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 26732346.

Child of James Monroe Masterson and Fannie B. Gibbel


     Masterson was born at Shirley, Hancock Co., IN. She was the daughter of Frederick A. Masterson and Maude M. Houck. Masterson died at Hancock Co., IN, in infancy.

Jennifer Matczak

F, b. 16 April 1966, d. 17 July 2006
     Jennifer Matczak was also known as "Dede". She was born on 16 April 1966. She was the daughter of Lt. Caralyn Weihe. Jennifer Matczak died on 17 July 2006 at Ft. Wayne State Developmental Center, Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, at age 40. She was buried in July 2006 at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Grant Co., IN, Findagrave #14967929.

Bette Mae Matheney

F, b. 2 May 1918, d. 10 November 2002
     Bette Mae Matheney was born on 2 May 1918 at Redfield, Perry Co., OH. She was the daughter of Walter Scott Matheney and Kate Finley. Bette Mae Matheney married Richard Claude Marshall on 22 October 1938 at Perry Co., OH; no children. A West Virginia marriage record lists their marriage in 1935 at Ohio County (Bette was under the legal age of consent in 1935). Bette Mae Matheney lived at Somerset, Perry Co., OH. She died on 10 November 2002 at New Lexington, Perry Co., OH, at age 84. She was buried in November 2002 at New Lexington Cemetery, New Lexington, Perry Co., OH, Findagrave #111049466.

Brian Recchi Matheney

M, b. 8 December 1998, d. 8 December 1998
     Brian Recchi Matheney died on 8 December 1998 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was born on 8 December 1998 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Lucy Kathryn Matheney

F, b. 3 November 1913, d. 4 October 1998
     Lucy Kathryn Matheney was born on 3 November 1913 at Redfield, Perry Co., OH. She was the daughter of Walter Scott Matheney and Kate Finley. Lucy Kathryn Matheney married Welby Merrill Moody in 1932 at Ohio Co., WV. Lucy Kathryn Matheney died on 4 October 1998 at Kettering, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 84

Obituary – The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; Tuesday, 6 OCT 1998, page 5 (

L. Kathryn Moody, 84

ZANESVILLE – L. Kathryn Moody, 84, of Dayton, formerly of Zanesville and Roseville area, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Dayton.

Born Nov 3, 1913, in Redfield, she was former owner of Moody’s Sohio Station in Roseville and former business manager fo Maysville Regional Water District. She was a member of Rolling Plains United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Rev. Dr. (Lt. Col. USAF, Rt.) Karen T. Chrisley of Dayton; three grandchildren, Ms. Kelsey Chrisley, Rev. Dr. Hillary Chrisley and Dr. Ronald Chrisley; one great-grandson, Coleman Kyntire Chrisley-Schmidt; one sister, Bette Marshall of Somerset; and a brother, Donald Scott Matheney of Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Scott and Kate Finley Matheney; and her husband, Welby Moody.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Bryan Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffry L. Conrad officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Roseville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Plains United Methodist Church, 1350 Moxahala Park Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.

She was buried in October 1998 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Roseville, Muskingum Co., OH, Findagrave #34909768.

Child of Lucy Kathryn Matheney and Welby Merrill Moody

Rev. Matthew Pierce Matheney Jr.

M, b. 24 September 1930, d. 17 June 2016
     Rev. Matthew Pierce Matheney Jr. was born on 24 September 1930 at El Dorado, Union Co., AR. He lived in 1993 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. He died on 17 June 2016 at Kirksville, Adair Co., MO, at age 85

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Matthew Pierce Matheney III (Pierce) was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on September 24, 1930 and passed away in Kirksville, Missouri on June 17, 2016, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty of Kirksville, MO, one brother James W. Matheney, Austin, Tx, one sister in law, Joyce McKnelly, Camarillo, CA. Pierce is also survived by his daughter Susan V. Aud (Ken Burzynski) of Anna, Illinois, his son Matthew Pierce Matheney IV (Brenda) of Kirksville, Missouri, and his son Kendall C. Matheney (Becky) of Kansas City, Missouri. He also leaves six grandchildren: Audrey Burzynski of Forest Park, IL; Amber Bryant (Jacob) of Kansas City, MO; Andrew Matheney of Jacksonville, IL; Matthew P. Matheney V (Anna), Megan Matheney, and Melina Matheney, all of Kirksville, Missouri.

Pierce earned a Doctor of Theology degree from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and had a lifetime career as Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, beginning in 1960. He retired at the age of 70 in 2000. He also engaged in supply preaching, and greatly enjoyed serving rural communities such as Winegan, Rothville, and Bevier, Missouri. He pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard Divinity School and at Cambridge University in England. His research specialties included the minor prophets and history of the Old Testament, Hebrew language, and Biblical archaeology.

Pierce was well known for his musical talent. He studied piano and played hymns and popular songs by ear. He sang tenor in choirs ranging from Baylor’s collegiate chorus to church choirs in multiple communities. He was often asked to sing solos in churches where he preached.

Pierce enjoyed world travel with his wife, Betty, to England, Scotland and Europe, to Kenya and Uganda, and several trips to Israel. He was most passionate about his hobby of fishing and he also enjoyed golf, tennis and racketball, card and board games, and billiards.

Services will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home and Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, June 26. Visitation is at 2:00. The funeral service will follow at 3:00, with interment of Pierce’s ashes immediately after. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Kirksville in the near future.

Nancy Matheney

     Nancy Matheney was born at Virginia 1880 census, Seneca Twp., Monroe County, Ohio, p.598. She married Samuel Danford.

Children of Nancy Matheney and Samuel Danford

Susannah Matheney1

F, b. circa 1840, d. 6 October 1875
     Susannah Matheney was born circa 1840 at Ohio.1 She married John B. Danford on 14 June 1856 at Noble Co., OH, Susannah remarried to Isaac Hickle on 20 JUN 1872 in Noble County, Ohio. Susannah Matheney died on 6 October 1875. She was buried in October 1875 at Hickle Cemetery, Ava, Noble Co., OH, Findagrave #181728004.

Child of Susannah Matheney and John B. Danford


  1. [S11] 1870 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm, NARA Series M593, Roll 1252 FHL #552751.

Walter Scott Matheney

M, b. 4 April 1893, d. 6 November 1965
     Walter Scott Matheney was born on 4 April 1893 at Morgan Co., OH; son of James F. and Martha J. (Walters) Matheney. He married Kate Finley, daughter of George W. Finley and Sarah Jane Mercer, on 24 December 1912 at Perry Co., OH. Walter Scott Matheney died on 6 November 1965 at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, at age 72. He was buried in November 1965 at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Perry Co., OH, Findagrave #44324958.

Children of Walter Scott Matheney and Kate Finley

Rose Mathenia

     Rose Mathenia was the daughter of Juliet Kremer.

Emma Frances Matheny1

F, b. circa 1896
     Emma Frances Matheny was born circa 1896 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Grant Matheny and Alpha R. (?)2 Emma Frances Matheny married Lemma F. Patton, son of George Edgar Patton and Clara Olive Windle, circa 1904 at Comanche Co. (probably), OK.1

Children of Emma Frances Matheny and Lemma F. Patton


  1. [S1179] 1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1458; FHL #1821458.
  2. [S590] 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1247-48; FHL #1375260-61.

Grant Matheny1

M, b. circa 1866
     Grant Matheny was born circa 1866 at Ohio.1 He married Alpha R. (?) circa 1889.1

Child of Grant Matheny and Alpha R. (?)


  1. [S590] 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1247-48; FHL #1375260-61.

Mary Matheny

F, b. 17 June 1899, d. 1972
     Mary Matheny was born on 17 June 1899. She married James Starr, son of (?) Johnson and Rosa Myrtle Wolf. Mary Matheny died in 1972.

Rosa Matheny

F, b. November 1880
     Rosa Matheny was born in November 1880. She married John E. Ritter, son of Strother Ritter and Eliza Catherine Carper, in 1900 at Wyandot Co., OH.

Children of Rosa Matheny and John E. Ritter

Benjamin Ira Mather

M, b. 8 September 1892
     Benjamin Ira Mather was born on 8 September 1892.1 He was the son of William Robert Mather and Emma Ella Bohn.


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 680.

Elva May Mather

F, b. 3 May 1900
     Elva May Mather was born on 3 May 1900.1 She was the daughter of William Robert Mather and Emma Ella Bohn.


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 680.

Leona Mather

F, b. 1902
     Leona Mather was born in 1902. She married James Orrin Tallman, son of Benjamin Franklin Tallman and Mary Lydia Helfenstine.

Children of Leona Mather and James Orrin Tallman

Mary Mather

     Mary Mather married William Harper.

Child of Mary Mather and William Harper

William Ray Mather

M, b. 3 November 1887
     William Ray Mather was born on 3 November 1887.1 He was the son of William Robert Mather and Emma Ella Bohn.


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 680.

William Robert Mather

M, b. 31 January 1860, d. 22 May 1936
     William Robert Mather was born on 31 January 1860 at Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.1 He married Emma Ella Bohn, daughter of Adam Bohn and Hannah Stouffer Emmert, on 25 November 1886.1 William Robert Mather died on 22 May 1936 at Laurens, Pocahontas Co., IA, at age 76.

Children of William Robert Mather and Emma Ella Bohn


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 680.

F. Mathes

     F. Mathes married Sarah King.

Child of F. Mathes and Sarah King

Mary Catherine Mathes

F, b. 12 March 1869, d. 16 March 1934
     Mary Catherine Mathes was born on 12 March 1869 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of F. Mathes and Sarah King. Mary Catherine Mathes married John Edward Walk, son of John Jacob Walk and Julia Ann Sonner, on 21 September 1895 at Washington Co., IN. Mary Catherine Mathes was buried in 1934. She died on 16 March 1934 at Washington Co., IN, at age 65.

Children of Mary Catherine Mathes and John Edward Walk

Sarah Magdaline Mathes

F, b. 3 October 1872, d. 17 June 1950
     Sarah Magdaline Mathes was born on 3 October 1872 at Tennessee. She married Isaac Fisher Laws. Sarah Magdaline Mathes died on 17 June 1950 at Washington Co., TN, at age 77. She was buried in June 1950 at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Old Cemetery, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #73864499.

Child of Sarah Magdaline Mathes and Isaac Fisher Laws

Kate Mathew

F, b. 1876, d. 27 April 1959
     Kate Mathew was born in 1876 at Ohio.1 She married Otto William Wendell, son of William Harrison Wendell and Sarah Jane Waggoner, on 8 February 1905, No children as of 1910 census. Kate Mathew died on 27 April 1959. She was buried in 1959 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, Findagrave #50661259.


  1. [S254] 1910 Federal Census, Muskingum County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1221; FHL #1375234.

Ada Mathews1

     Ada Mathews was the daughter of Mathias Mathews.1 Ada Mathews married William C. Stover, son of Hon. George Henry Stover and Sophia A. Meyer, on 20 August 1889.1

Children of Ada Mathews and William C. Stover


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 515.

Anna Mathews

     Anna Mathews married John G. Coil, son of John Coil and Mary Smith, in 1878 at Fayette Co., OH.

Children of Anna Mathews and John G. Coil

Elizabeth Blanche Mathews1

F, b. 18 February 1856, d. 12 April 1935
     Elizabeth Blanche Mathews was born on 18 February 1856 at Camanche, Clinton Co., IA.1 She married Charles Henry van Epps on 28 February 1874 at Linn Co., IA. Elizabeth Blanche Mathews died on 12 April 1935 at Low Moor, Clinton Co., IA, at age 79. She was buried in April 1935 at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, Clinton Co., IA, Findagrave #115576871.

Child of Elizabeth Blanche Mathews and Charles Henry van Epps


  1. [S2136] 1900 Federal Census, Clinton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 425; FHL #1240425.

Ettie Mathews1

F, b. July 1870
     Ettie Mathews was born in July 1870 at Illinois.1 She married Lawrence Borah on 12 April 1888 at Wayne Co., IL.

Child of Ettie Mathews and Lawrence Borah


  1. [S523] 1900 Federal Census, Wayne County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 351; FHL #1240351.