Biography of George Mathes
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Mathes, George, was a native of Alsace, France, born November 28, 1840, and was the youngest of four children of George and Elizabeth (Root) Mathes. In 1846 the family came to this country, and settled in Barre, where the father was a farmer, and where he lived until his death in 1857. The mother died in Clarendon. The children in this family were: Bernard, of Barre, and George, now of Albion, and two others, who died in infancy. George Mathes, the present superintendent of the poor of the county, was brought up on his father's farm in Barre and upon the death of his father worked the farm three years. He then purchased a farm in Clarendon, and worked it for twenty years. Still later he became a merchant in Clarendon village, and was in business about five years, selling out in 1890, when he became county superintendent. Mr. Mathes has been an active factor in county politics for many years, and in Clarendon held the offices of collector and town clerk, and was a candidate for the supervisorship, but that being a strong Democratic town, he was defeated. While living in Barre, George Mathes married Orcelia, daughter of the late Dennis Evarts, and they have had six children: Willard E., Adelbert, Lewis D., Benjamin C., Kirk B., and Cora E. They have been members of the M. E. church thirty three years, and for nearly twenty five years Mr. Mathes was class leader, steward and Sunday school superintendent of the Clarendon M. E. church. He is now one of the trustees of the M. E. Society in Albion.

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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