Biography of Mrs. Mary A. Mather (w/o George)
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Mather, Mrs. Mary A., was born in Barre, Orleans county, in May, 1828. Mrs. Mather's maiden name was Crane, her father being Orrin D. Crane, born in Connecticut and died in Albion October 21, 1878, aged eighty years; and her mother was Sarah Warner, who died December 12, 1852, aged forty eight The children of Orrin and Sarah Crane were: Mary A., born May 28, 1828; Caroline, born August 6, 1830, and Charlotte, born in 1835. Caroline married Stephen Parker, by whom she had one child, Ella, and after his death married William Pettengill. She died in January, 1891. Charlotte married Brockway Day, and they bad one child, Carrie B. Mary A. (our subject), married George Mather, born in Gaines September 16, 1824, and died July 1, 1893. His father was James, born in Marlborough. Vt., July 3, 1784, and died in Gaines August 28, 1853. aged seventy one years. James Mather was one of the first settlers of Gaines and prominently identified with its leading interests for many years. He married Fanny Bryant, born in Marlborough, Vt., October 28. 1788, and died in Albion July 14, 1881. The children of James and Fanny Mather were: Louisa, born November 17, 1814, and died July 27. 1829; Adeline, born November 5, 1819, and died January 16, 1890; Eunice, born September 12, 1821; George, born September 16, 1824, and died July 1, 1893; Ellen, born June 2, 1826; Harry Cotton, born August 15, 1828, and died March 30, 1830; Mary B., born March 17, 1831. The children of Mary A. Crane and George Mather were as follows; Orrin C., born in Gaines August 26, 1853; Sarah C., born August 9, 1855, and died June 14, 1858; Clara J., born July 16, 1858, married George M. Sanens January 25, 1883, and they have one child Charles. born April 7, 1886. George Mather was a member of Albion Lodge No. 97 of F. and A. M., and was one of the founders of the chapter 175 Alpha Omega Lodge of Albion. He was descended from a long line of worthy men, who were free masons, George being the tenth generation. For a more extended account of the Mather family see History of Gaines.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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