Charles Mather, son of Alonzo Mather, one of the oldest settlers of Hastings, was born at Beloit, Rock county,
Wisconsin, June 17th, 1850. When seven years old he came to Hastings with his parents, since making this his home.
At the age of fourteen he engaged as clerk in a leading dry goods House of Hastings, remaining seven years; afterward
clerked in other lines of trade until 1877, then started in the grocery and crockery business. His father was also
interested. Mr. Mather is at present city clerk of Hastings. In 1874, married Lucy Bechner of Galveston, Texas.
Helen, Agnes and Shirley are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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