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1956 Constance MATHES

Born in MT c 1938 to Frank and Elizabeth "Bette" (SHARPE) MATHES. Sister of Tim, Frank, Patricia '67, Kathy and more MATHES children. Connie married Richard SCHROEDER. Her father, Frank MATHES, b 16 Jun 1914 MT, died 16 Nov 2001. Bette (SHARPE) MATHES, b 24 Jul 1919 in MT, died 7 Oct 2007 at Cd'A.

1967 Patricia MATHES

Born c 1949 to Frank and Elizabeth "Bette" (SHARPE) MATHES. Sister of Tim, Frank, Connie '56, Kathy and more MATHES children. Patricia married Ted ROBINSON.


SHARPE family public records
Jonas SHARPE, b 12 Feb 1888 in Sandnes, Norway (small town on SW coast), married 5 May 1915 at Livingston MT to Lucy Mary DAVIS. Jonas died 2 Mar 1959 in Bemidji, Beltrami co MN. --MN DI; MT Marr Index

On 5 Jun 1917, Jonas SHARPE registered for the WW1 draft in Grey Cliff MT, listing himself as a homesteader with wife and child.

In 1920, the SHARPE family comprised: Jonas, 32 Norway, immigrated 1905, naturalized citizen, farm laborer; wife Lucy, 23 MO (parents b VA); children Ellen 3, Mary 2, & Elizabeth 6mo, all b MT. --Jan 1920, Grey Cliff, Sweetgrass, MT, ED135 p6A.

Land records: On 2 Feb 1920, Jonas patented 320 acres in Sweet Grass Co MT, in T1S R15E sections 21, 22, & 28.   On 29 Jul 1927, Jonas patented 320 acres in Sweet Grass county MT, in T1S, R15E sections 21,22. He ended up owning 640 contiguous acres, equal to a square mile of land, under homestead patents, near the DAVIS claim.

Jonas and Lucy apparently divorced sometime between 1925 and 1930. Lucy (DAVIS) SHARPE married Walter CARTWRIGHT on 27 Mar 1930 in Big Timber MT. They had one child, Robert.

In 1930, the SHARPE children lived with their stepfather, Walter CARTWRIGHT, 37 MT (parents b IA, MT), farmer, first married age 37; mother Lucy, 33 MO, first married age 18; 5 SHARPE children, all b MT: Ellen 13, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Bessie 7, Ernest 4. --9 Apr 1930, SD#11 Upper Deer Creek, Sweet Grass county MT, ED10 p1A [23]

MATHES family public records
On 23 Jan 1937, Elizabeth (Bette) SHARPE married Frank MATHES at Kalispell MT. Frank was born 16 Jun 1914 in Gibson, Sweet Grass county MT to August and Barbara MATHES.

In 1920, the MATHES family comprised: August, 40 Bavaria, farmer, immig 1906, alien status; wife Barbara, 35 Bavaria, immig 1908, alien; children Annie M, 11 CAN, immig 1908; Mathilda, 9 CAN; Joe J, 8 CAN; twins George and August, 6 MT; Frank, 5 MT; Mary, 1 MT. --14 Jan 1920 Sweet Grass MT, SD#31, ED139 p5A [55].

Land records: on 10 Nov 1921, August patented 320 acres in Sweet Grass county MT, in T3N R17E section 32.

In 1930, the MATHES family was the same as 1920, except Annie is no longer at home, in Big Timber, Sweet Grass county MT. August now claims he immigrated in 1905; Barbara, Mathilda and Joseph claim they immigrated in 1912; all are naturalized citizens.

August MATHES, born 10 Aug 1879, died 25 Apr 1966 in Butte MT. He registered for the WW1 draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Gibson, Sweet Grass Co MT. He claimed to be a citizen of Great Britain. Barbara MATHES died 7 Nov 1943 in Sweet Grass Co MT.

M Charisse MATHES married Massoud EMAMI, 25 of Shiraz, Iran at Spokane on 20 Aug 1975. He was a student at Gonzaga.
Kathleen M MATHES married Philip C SHIVELL Jr on 27 Nov 1969 at Trentwood WA. --WA digital archives

DAVIS family public records
Lucy Mary DAVIS was born 14 Jul 1896 in Bachelor, Calloway Co MO to Lewis Smith and Tenah America (DILLON) DAVIS. She died 16 Sep 1987 in Kalispell MT.

In 1900, the DAVIS family lived in Stillwater, Sweet Grass Co MT, and comprised: Louis S, 48, b Feb 1852 VA (parents b VA), farmer; wife Tenie A, 41, b 1859 VA (parents b VA), married 12 years, 5 births & living; Jesse M, 11, b Nov 1888 VA; William R, 10, b Feb 1890 VA; Esta P, 8, b Apr 1892 VA; James R, 6, b Sep 1893 MO; Lucy M, 3, b Jul 1896 MO. --8 Jun 1900 Stillwater Twp, ED134 p2B.

On 19 Mar 1908, Lewis S DAVIS patented 160 acres in Sweet Grass Co MT in T1S R15E sections 33,34.

In 1910, the DAVIS family lived on Lower Deer Creek in SD#17, and comprised: Lewis, 58 VA, farmer, owns farm with mortgage; Tenas, 51 VA, 5 births & living; Easter P, 18 VA; Robert, 16 MO; Lucy M, 14 MO. --Sweet Grass MT, ED223 p10B1910 http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7884&path=Montana.Sweet+Grass.Lower+Deer+School+District.223.2

In 1920, the DAVIS family lived on the homestead in T1S R15E, 5 farms away from the CARTWRIGHTS, and comprised: Lewis 67 VA, farmer, no mortgage; Tena A, 60 VA; Robert, 26 MO, farm laborer. Lucy, married in 1915, lived nearby [see above]. --8 Jan 1920, SD#11, Sweet Grass Co MT, ED135 p2A.

(T)ena A DAVIS died 18 Nov 1927 in Sweet Grass Co MT.

In 1930, Lewis DAVIS, 78 VA, widow, lived with his son William and family in Yellowstone county. --3 Apr 1930, SD#7, ED21 p2A [207]. William patented a square mile of Sweet Grass county on 20 Apr 1917. It appears his son cancelled the 1917 document in favor of a patent dividing it into 12 lots in 1965. William R DAVIS, b Feb 1890 VA, died 20 Jul 1951 in Yellowstone Co MT.

Lewis Smith DAVIS, born 16 Feb 1852 in Franklin Co VA, died 27 Jan 1932 in Stillwater Co MT.


Elizabeth Jean "Bette" Mathes, 88

from Cd'A Press. | Posted: Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007 - 05:11:33 pm PDT
Elizabeth Jean (Bette) MATHES passed from this life on Sunday, Oct 7, 2007, while struggling to recuperate from a recent fall. She was born to Jonas and Lucy (Davis) SHARPE on July 24, 1919, on a ranch seven miles south of Grey Cliff, Mont. Although she lived in Coeur d'Alene for the last 59 years, she was always very proud of her Montana roots. Bette was an outspoken individual who was fiercely independent. She approached life with determination and hard work. At the age of seven, she suffered a traumatic injury that kept her out of school for extended periods of time. During this time at home, she learned to bake delicious pies and cakes which her family enjoyed.

Like many in her generation, she grew up in difficult economic circumstances. She left school to work after completing the eighth grade. She was determined to get a high school diploma and eventually completed her GED at the age of 60. She learned to ride a bicycle and roller skate for the first time in her late thirties.

After marrying Frank MATHES in 1937, she became a full time homemaker. Her subsequent conversion to Catholicism brought her and her family to Coeur d'Alene, so that her children could attend Catholic school. Her Catholic faith was very important to her for the rest of her life. She was devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and prayed the rosary daily.

Although her growing family kept her busy, she became a charter member of the Kootenai Toastmistress Club, enjoying her association with this group for many years. She was very interested in politics and was proud of her involvement and work with the American Party. She loved to read, garden and refinish furniture. When she was able, she loved to get dressed up and go dancing. Her pride and joy was her home where she lived for the last 56 years.

She was preceded in death by Frank MATHES; her parents; sister, Bessie JONES and brother, Ernest SHARPE. She is survived by two sisters, Ellen NUTTING and Mary MacDONALD; and one brother, Bob (Marilyn) CARTWRIGHT of Kalispell, Mont. She is also survived by her nine children, Constance '56 (Richard) SCHROEDER, Tim (Dianne) MATHES, Frank MATHES (Virginia O'Neill), Patricia '67 (Ted) ROBINSON, Kathleen (Phil) SHIVELL, Charisse MATHES, Thomas (Rose) MATHES, Michelle (Michael) MICALLEF and Gerard (Liz) MATHES; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bette had a wide circle of friends who provided her comfort, companionship and support over the last several years. She will be missed by all.
Bette, we love you and we keep you in our prayers.
Viewing is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Post Falls. Rosary to follow at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Post Falls. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Kellogg at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Autistic Research Institute, Bernard Rimland, PhD: 4182 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116.

Please visit Bette's online memorial and sign her guestbook at Yates Funeral Home.

Social Security Death Master File Index   |   Frank MATHES (1914-2001)   |   Bette (1919-2007)

updated 10 Jan 2009