George Mather

29 Apr 1905 - 6 May 1957

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George Mather

29 Apr 1905 - 6 May 1957
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Rob Lowe, from the North Logan 2nd Ward, paid tribute to Jay’s grandpa, George Mather, in his testimony during fast and testimony meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2012: This is for Jay and his children so they’ll know something about their grandfather, George Mather. George Mather was something of a
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George Mather

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Casado(a): 31 Oct 1928
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Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States

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Librarian, Touched Many Lives; Potato King; Children - Baby Boy (Feb. 4, 1930); Ramon (Jan. 10, 1931); Ronald (July 23, 1932); Wilma (May 26, 1934); Maurice (June 2, 1936); Bertha (May 29, 1939), Karen (Jan. 14, 1943); Stephen (Mar. 24, 1946) Families Are Forever
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April 10, 2012
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April 3, 2012

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Testimony of George Mather

Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Rob Lowe, from the North Logan 2nd Ward, paid tribute to Jay’s grandpa, George Mather, in his testimony during fast and testimony meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2012: This is for Jay and his children so they’ll know something about their grandfather, George Mather. George Mather was something of a “legend” in the Smithfield 2nd ward. He bore his testimony often and it was almost expected that he would bear his testimony in meetings. He had a strong testimony. I want his great-grandchildren to know that he knew that it was true.

George Mather Life Story

Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

He was born in Smithfield, Utah 29 April 1905. His father was William Mather and his mother was Bertha Eleanor Done. He attended North Cache High School until his senior year but did not graduate. He had to be taken out of school for a few weeks each fall to help work in the sugar beet harvest. In his senior year he wanted to play football and not work in the beets but his dad wouldn't let him so he took $1 out of his brother's pocket and he hopped the train to Boise, Idaho. He found work on the railroad as a mechanic there for several years. During this time he picked up the habit of smoking a cigar. He decided to give it up saying, "either it controls me, or I control it." He was transferred to Glenns Ferry, Idaho and was introduced to the daughter of a co-worker, Alice Myers. He took her to a dance and they loved to dance together. As they danced past the bleachers, her black silk stockings caught and tore. George went to the store and woke the owner and bought her some new ones. only the new ones weren't silk, they were cotton and grandma said they took forever to wear out! They went to get married in October of 1928. They had their Idaho marriage license but the branch president was out of town. The counselor told them to just take the train to Utah so when they got to Logan, the Idaho license was no good. They held the session at the temple for them while they ran to the courthouse to get a new license. They honeymooned in San Francisco and then came back to work for the railroad in Utah. Their first child was still born in Provo and then a year later they had Ramon in Logan. Ronald was born two years later and Wilma two years after that. By then George had quit working for the railroad and was living in Smithfield working on the farm with his dad. A son, Maurice, was born in 1936 and three years later a daughter, Bertha, was born and immediately died. Karen was born in 1943 and then Stephen in 1946. He experimented with growing potatoes in many places and never could quite grow them like in Idaho. He sang in the choir and was in the bishopric several times. He played the ukulele in the evenings and sang to his family. He has the Mather gift of gab and grandma said that he would always be the last one home from church as he visited with everyone. He drove trucks picking up and delivering milk and potatoes all over the western states. He loved to drive and on Sundays would often take his family for a drive. He often brought home vagrants he would pick up on his drives and bring them home. Grandma would feed them and then they'd sleep in the barn and George would give them money the next morning to send them on their way. He had a heart attack in 1955 and two years later died of a massive heart embolism at the age of 54.

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1905
George Mather was born on 29 Apr 1905
George Mather was 9 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
George Mather was 25 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
George Mather was 34 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George Mather was 37 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George Mather died on 6 May 1957 at the age of 52
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