Thomas Mather1

M, #36301
Last Edited9 Dec 2017

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Margaret Hamilton Shaw1

F, #36302, b. circa 1870, d. 8 January 1946
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Margaret was born circa 1870.2 Margaret married Charles Lily Mather circa 1882 in Morden, Manitoba, CanadaG.1
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Dr J Hartley Mather, Dr Cecil E Mather, Charles Russell Mather, Mrs A R Wilson and Mrs C F Forrester. Predeceased: C L Mather.2 She died on 8 January 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2
     Margaret Hamilton Shaw was also known as Maggie.1
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 9 January 1946:
Mather
The death of Margaret Hamilton Mather, aged 76 years, of 215 7th Street, occurred at a local hospital on January 8. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home, conducted by D. D. S. Dix. Surviving are three sons, Dr. J. Hartley Mather, Winnipeg, Dr. Cecil E. Mather, Winnipeg, Charles Russell Mather, Saskatoon; two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Wilson, Saskatoon, Mrs. C. F. Forrester, Saskatoon. The late Mrs. Mather was predeceased by her husband, C. L. Mather in November, 1936.2


Family

Charles Lily Mather b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, James Hartley Mather. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  4. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Marguerite Mather.
  5. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Vera Jean Mather.
  6. [S8063] Cecil Mather, Death Registration 81-09-012489 (Aug 14, 1981), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Cecil Mather. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Mather, Cecil.

James Hartley Mather1

M, #36303, b. 15 May 1898
Father*Charles Lily Mather2 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Shaw2,1 b. c 1870, d. 8 Jan 1946
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     James was born on 15 May 1898 in RM of Stanley, Manitoba, CanadaG.2,1
     He also went by the name of Hartley Mather.2
     In the obituary of Margaret Hamilton Shaw who died 8 January 1946, her son, Dr J Hartley Mather of Winnipeg, MB, was listed as a survivor.3

Citations

  1. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, James Hartley Mather. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Marguerite Mather1,2

F, #36304, b. 9 November 1899 or 11 September 1899
Father*Charles Lily Mather1 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Shaw1,2 b. c 1870, d. 8 Jan 1946
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     Marguerite was born on 9 November 1899 or 11 September 1899 in RM of Stanley, Manitoba, CanadaG.1,2
     In the obituary of Margaret Hamilton Shaw who died 8 January 1946, her daughter Margaret, Mrs A R Wilson of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.3

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Marguerite Mather. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  3. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Vera Jean Mather1

F, #36305, b. 7 January 1903 or 1 July 1903
Father*Charles Lily Mather2 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Shaw2,1 b. c 1870, d. 8 Jan 1946
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     Vera was born on 7 January 1903 or 1 July 1903 in RM of Stanley, Manitoba, CanadaG.2,1
     She also went by the name of Jean Mather.2
     In the obituary of Margaret Hamilton Shaw who died 8 January 1946, her daughter Vera, Mrs C F Forrester of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.3

Citations

  1. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Vera Jean Mather. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Thomas John Livingstone Mather1

M, #36306, b. 5 December 1888
Father*Thomas John Mather1 b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 17 Dec 1934
Mother*Mary Gra Livingstone1
Last Edited17 Sep 2019
     Thomas was born on 5 December 1888 in Morden, Manitoba, CanadaG.2,1
     His name was also recorded as John Livingstone Mather.2
     On 23 October 1915 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaG, he sailed with the 46th Battalion on the S.S Lapland. Disembarked at Devonport, Eng on Oct 30, 1915.2
     On 17 June 1916 in FranceG he joined the 16th Battalion. He attended signla school and served with his unit and with headquarters as a signaller.

On Feb 9, 1918 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and in May he was confirmed as Acting Corporal.

On Mar 26, 1919 he returned to England and boarded the H.M.T.S Empress of Britain on Apr 26, 1919 to sail to Canada.2 Cpl John Livingstone Mather ended military service as part of general demobilization on 8 May 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaG. He had served in England and France with the 16th Battalion. He intended to return to Asquith.
End of Military Service section.2
     The following analysis is from my personal research and reflects my attempts to consolidate information from different sources.
It has taken me a number of years to "find" T J L Mather in the CEF service files. I finally realized he enlisted as John Livingstone Mather.

Although the Asquith WWI Honour Roll notes that he was wounded, there is no record of this in his service file.3

Citations

  1. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Thomas John Liv (truncation) Mather. His mother's name was Mary Gra (sic) Livingstone. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): John Livingstone Mather. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Mary Gra Livingstone1

F, #36307
Last Edited11 Dec 2017
     Mary married Thomas John Mather.1,2

Family

Thomas John Mather b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 17 Dec 1934
Children

Citations

  1. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Thomas John Liv (truncation) Mather. His mother's name was Mary Gra (sic) Livingstone. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S8072] Tawney-1-5.28.11 (Publisher: glynicepomykal), Ancestry.com, Private (secured) family tree; "This private family tree on ancestry.com does not have sources, so consider the data unreliable until verified by other sources"; cited as "Tawney-1-5.28.11., Thomas John Mather, son of Thomas Mather and Agnes Shaw. Husband of Mary G Livingstone.
  3. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): John Livingstone Mather. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  4. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Mary Mather.
  5. [S8073] Thomas J Douglas household, Jun 3, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba; Page: 42; Family: 44, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 29.

Thomas John Mather1,2

M, #36308, b. 10 January 1857, d. 17 December 1934
Last Edited11 Dec 2017
     Thomas was born on 10 January 1857.3 Alternatively, he was born on 10 January 1858 in Canada West, United Province of CanadaG, according to the 1901 census.2,4 Thomas married Mary Gra Livingstone.5,2 Thomas married Bertha Anna Van Camp on 9 April 1893 or 4 September 1893 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaG.6,7 He died on 17 December 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaG, at age 77.1

Census Data

     Thomas J Mather and Bertha A appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Gretna, RM of Rhineland, Manitoba, enumerated 31 March 1901. Thomas was enumerated as a Methodist. I cannot read his occupation. Their children Marjorie and Karl were listed as living with them.4
     Thomas John Mather and Bertha Anna Mather appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 669 Pine Street, enumerated 1 June 1921, enumerated as a clerk for the government. Their daughter Marjory was listed as living with them.7

Family 1

Mary Gra Livingstone
Marriage*Thomas married Mary Gra Livingstone.5,2 
Children

Family 2

Bertha Anna Van Camp b. 7 Feb 1866
Marriage*Thomas married Bertha Anna Van Camp on 9 April 1893 or 4 September 1893 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaG.6,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Death: Thomas John Mather. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S8072] Tawney-1-5.28.11 (Publisher: glynicepomykal), Ancestry.com, Private (secured) family tree; "This private family tree on ancestry.com does not have sources, so consider the data unreliable until verified by other sources"; cited as "Tawney-1-5.28.11., Thomas John Mather, son of Thomas Mather and Agnes Shaw. Husband of Mary G Livingstone.
  3. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Death: Thomas Mather.
  4. [S8074] Thomas J Mather household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Gretna (Village) Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), I transcribe the family surname as Mather.
  5. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Thomas John Liv (truncation) Mather. His mother's name was Mary Gra (sic) Livingstone.
  6. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Thomas John Mather & Bertha A Van Camp.
  7. [S8073] Thomas J Douglas household, Jun 3, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba; Page: 42; Family: 44, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 29.
  8. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): John Livingstone Mather. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Andrew Mather1

M, #36309, b. 22 April 1852, d. 1927
Father*Thomas Mather1
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     Andrew was born on 22 April 1852 in Berwickshire, ScotlandG.2 Andrew married Jennet Ainslie on 25 June 1875.2 He died in 1927.2

Family

Jennet Ainslie b. 25 Feb 1855, d. 24 May 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 201f: Andrew Mather.
  3. [S8066] Emily Peat, Death Registration 55-09-001442 (Jan 18, 1955), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Emily Peat. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Peat, Emily.

Charles Russell Mather1

M, #36310, b. 1909, d. before 14 July 1990
Father*Charles Lily Mather2 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Shaw2 b. c 1870, d. 8 Jan 1946
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     Charles was born in 1909 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2 He died before 14 July 1990.3
     He also went by the name of Russell Mather.2
     In the obituary of Margaret Hamilton Shaw who died 8 January 1946, her son, Charles Russell Mather of Saskatoon, SK, was listed as a survivor.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S2851] Saskatoon Obituary Index : 1946 Onward, online Saskatoon Obituary Index Search, Name: Mather, Charles Russel.
    Newspaper:     Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    Date:     July 14, 1990
    Page:     D8. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Obituary Index.

Charles Brian Mather1

M, #36312, d. before 27 May 1998
Father*Charles Russell Mather1 b. 1909, d. b 14 Jul 1990
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     He died before 27 May 1998.2
     He also went by the name of Brian Mather.1

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S2851] Saskatoon Obituary Index : 1946 Onward, online Saskatoon Obituary Index Search, Name: Mather, Charles Brian.
    Newspaper:     Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    Date:     May 27, 1998
    Page:     D1. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Obituary Index.

Dr Cecil E Mather1

M, #36315, b. 17 May 1906, d. 8 August 1981
Father*Charles Lily Mather1,2 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. Nov 1939
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Shaw1,2 b. c 1870, d. 8 Jan 1946
Last Edited25 Jan 2018
     Cecil was born on 17 May 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaG.3,2 He died on 8 August 1981 in Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaG, at age 75.2 The informant on his death registration was his wife.2
     In the obituary of Margaret Hamilton Shaw who died 8 January 1946, her son, Dr Cecil E Mather of Winnipeg, MB, was listed as a survivor.1

Citations

  1. [S8062] Deaths: Mather, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 9, 1946, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Margaret Hamilton Mather (see Deaths below linked heading). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S8063] Cecil Mather, Death Registration 81-09-012489 (Aug 14, 1981), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Cecil Mather. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Mather, Cecil.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 200f: Charles Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Jennet Ainslie1

F, #36319, b. 25 February 1855, d. 24 May 1943
Last Edited9 Dec 2017
     Jennet was born on 25 February 1855 in Port Hope, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.1 Jennet married Andrew Mather on 25 June 1875.1 She died on 24 May 1943 at age 88.1
     Her name was also recorded as Janet Mather.2

Family

Andrew Mather b. 22 Apr 1852, d. 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 201f: Andrew Mather. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S8066] Emily Peat, Death Registration 55-09-001442 (Jan 18, 1955), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Emily Peat. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Peat, Emily.