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     Misses Julia GiBeaut and Nena Robinson spent part of last week visiting the families of Mr. Josiah Robinson and John H. C. Clayton, near Cedar Grove. They carry sunshine with them always and no doubt had a pleasant visit.

     Mr. and Mrs. Don Mattison and son Raymond, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. S. Robinson of Winchester, Va., motored here yesterday for a couple weeks visit with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are parents of Mrs. Mattison and Mrs. S. E. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Mattison are former residents of this place, but for some years have resided in Virginia, where Mr. Mattison is engaged in the management of a 100-acre apple orchard which he owns.

Parchesia Party.
     A pleasant family party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Mattison on Sandusky street last night. The gathering was for the pleasure of Mrs. Mattison's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robinson, of Winchester, who expect to return to their southern home sometime next week.
     Progressive parchesia afforded amusement for the guests. J. Hunter Smith displayed the greatest skill and captured the first prize, while the consolation was awarded to Miss Hettie Woods.
     Refreshments were served and a pleasant family reunion was held. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. Hunter Smith, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Brown, Mrs. C. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, Mrs. John Huff, Clarence Brown, Miss Hettie Woods, Mrs. Dora Maguire and Chas. H. Brown.

     Everyone likes fine laundry work, thats why we are kept so busy. Our work is first-class. We handle all goods carefully. If you are not already a patron of ours, don't you think you ought to try us with your next bundle of work? We do. Phone 13. The Pearl Steam Laundry, D. S. Mattison, Proprietor. tf

Entertained At
     A Christmas Dinner

     A very pleasant Christmas day was spent at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Mattison, near Albin, this county. A sumptuous dinner was the main feature, after which games were played by the young people. Those present were:
     Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reese, Miss Annie Rees, Miss Etta Robinson, Mrs. Mary Janney, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Cather, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robinson, Miss Mamie Robinson, Miss Mary Opal Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. John Thwaite, Miss Louise Thwaite, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Robinson, Mr. Joseph Robinson, Jr.; Mr. William Robinson, Miss Mary Love Robinson, Mr. Clarence Robinson, Mr. Richard Stubbs, Miss Jennie Flowers and Miss Nellie Flowers.


Prominent Frederick Coun-
ty Apple Grower Ill
Only Several Days.


     Don S. Mattison, 71, for many years one of the most prominent farmers and fruit growers of the North Frederick road several miles from this city died Sunday morning after a comparatively brief illness due to a heart ailment. The end came at 2:20 o'clock.
     Mr. Mattison had not been in good health for more than a year, but had been able to give personal attention to his large orchard interests until very recently. He and his wife spent part of the winter season in Florida, most of the time at St. Petersburg, and returned not long ago. He appeared to be somewhat benefitted by the trip. He was in town attending to business matters last week, and had been confined to the house only a couple of days.
Native of Michigan
     Mr. Mattison was a son of the late Jesse and Mary Mattison, who were natives of Vermont and moved many years ago to Albion, Mich., where the son was born August 14, 1861. Mr. Mattison grew up in the west, devoting his time and attention to farming, but many years ago came to Frederick county and bought the Perry Purcell orchard farm of over 100 acres near Albin, one of the most picturesome apple orchards in that section. He gave the fruit growing business his personal attention and had been highly successful in the industry.
     Mr. Mattison was the last member of his immediate family. He leaves only his widow, who was formerly Miss Nenah Robinson, daughter of th late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robinson, of Frederick county. Their only son, Ray Mattison, died about a year ago.
     Mr. Mattison was superintendent of the Friends' First Day School, and also an honorary member of the Winchester branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, of which Mrs. Mattison has been president for some years.
Funeral Tomorrow
     The funeral of Mr. Mattison will take place from the homeplace at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Services will be conducted by the Rev. George W. Stover, pastor of the United Brethren Church, this city, and members of the Society of Friends, of which he was a member. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Hebron Cemetery here. Pallbearers will be J. Fred Thwaite, Zeilor Bageant, Lewis J. Hartman, Grover C. Schlack, Howell Bond and Edward L. Stine.

(May 8th 1932)

Resolutions By
         The W.C.T.U.

     The following resolutions have been adopted by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Winchester:
   I  t is with a feeling of sad regret that we record the death of our co-worker, Donald Scott Mattison, on May 8, 1932. Be it resolved:
     That we desire as a body and individually to give expression to the sorrow which fills our hearts at the loss of our friend. His unselfish life will cause his memory to be in the hearts of his neighbors and friends who loved him.
     That our society has suffered a great loss in the death of this faithful servant of our Lord whose life was a living example of Christian diligence.
     That we extend to his bereaved widow our sincere sympathy.
     That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his widow, a copy be sent to The Winchester Evening Star for publication, and that they be spread upon the minutes of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.



Many Friends
     Pay Tribute To
            Don Mattison

     Despite the rather inclement weather, a large outpouring of friends and relatives gathered Tuesday afternoon to pay their last respects to the late Don S. Mattison. The funeral was held at his late home near Albin, and was conducted by the Rev. George W. Stover, a friend of Mr. Mattison's, and by Walker McC. Bond of the Society of Friends. The services were quite simple, but impressive, in accordance with his belief and the life he lived.
     He came to Frederick county about 30 years ago from Bellevue, Ohio, and purchased the Perry Purcell farm, living there until his death early last Sunday morning, being quite successful as a farmer and fruit grower.
     Anyone who knew Mr. Mattison can easily understand why so many people came to pay tribute. A man of unusual geniality, he was liked and respected by everyone who came in contact with him. If he had any enemies no one ever heard of them. He was ready and willing always to give help where needed, a sincere friend to the sick and bereaved, a man of genuine courage, good will, and generosity.
     He had plenty of troubles, too, but few people knew about them. Even the crushing blow of the loss of his only son a couple of years ago did not break his spirit.
     A true Christian, he lived his religion in this world, and when he felt the end approaching he feared it no more than the setting sun which would rise again on a brighter day.

(May 10th - 1932)

Many Friends
    Mourn Death Of
         Don S. Mattison

     The death of D. S. Mattison has left the entire community wrapped in a pall of sadness. He will be so sadly missed, not only by his wife, who is left so alone, but by the community in which he lived; by the church, in which he served, and by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, of which Mrs. Mattison is president, and of which Mr. Mattison was one of the most loyal supporters. Always ready to be of assistance in any way, he also gave freely of his money, time and strength for the cause in which he so firmly believed. Mr. Mattison's place in the hearts of his friends was attested by the numerous floral tributes and by the great gathering of those who knew him best.
     Those from out-of-town attending his funeral included Mrs. L. W. Glossinger, of Chicago, niece of Mr. Mattison; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Steele, Mrs. Elsie May, Roy Steele and Mrs. Mabel Parsons, of Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert May, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brown and Louis J. Barr, of Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Joseph Frith, Mrs. Herbert Frith, Mrs. Louise Binns and Mr. Massie, of Richmond; Mrs. Charles Burns, Mrs. George Baker, Mrs. Richard Jacobs, Mrs. Bessie Westenhaver and daughter, Mrs. Sadie Smith and Dr. and Mrs. Whitacre and son, of Martinsburg, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ware and Mr. Sowers and sons, of Berryville; Mrs. C. H. Coleman, of Charles Town, W. Va., and Hunter Robinson, of Kirksville, Mo., brother of Mrs. Mattison.
     The Woman's Christian Temperance Union paid for a special tribute to Mr. Mattison by having four of its members stand by the grave and at the conclusion of the services place on the bier lilies of the valley.
     The whole of the community joins with Mrs. Mattison in sadness and sympathy for the passing of a great soul, but rejoice in the fact that what is their loss is his gain.



Aged Resident of Bellevue Dies at His Home
on Sandusky Street Sunday Evening.


     Jesse Mattison, one of the very oldest residents of Bellevue, died at the home of his son D. S. Mattison, on South Sandusky street, Sunday evening, aged 87 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was born in Plainfield, Otsego county, N. Y., June 27, 1816.
     At the age of twelve he removed with his parents to Benningiton, where he grew to manhood and where he married Mary Ann Huling. Shortly after their marriage they left for the west, which was then an unbroken wilderness, locating on a farm near Jackson, Mich., where they took up a government claim of 160 acres, which he cleared and converted into a productive farm. On account of the ill health of his wife and being possessed of the western fever, Mr. Mattison disposed of his farm and removed to Kansas, settling upon a farm near Ottawa. Here he met with financial reverses falling a victim to the land sharks who infested the west at that time and they removed to Dixon, Ill., where they remained for a few years, and then removed to the city of Chicago in 1871, and engaged in the draying and transfer business. He was living in the city at the time of the big fire and rendered valuable assistance in removing goods to places of safety during that terrible conflagration. Disposing of his business in that city Mr. Mattison and family moved to Medina county, Ohio, where they located upon a farm and here Mrs. Mattison died in 1877. He next removed to Wakeman and after a brief residence there moved to the vicinity of Bellevue purchasing what is known as the Mary Baker farm west of town now owned by B. H. Collins. He sold his farm in 1887 and with his son, D. S. Mattison, moved to Bellevue and they established the first steam laundry in this city and continued in the business with his son until his death.
     Mr. Mattison was the father of five children, four of whom are dead, and but one son, D. S. Mattison, survives and he has cared for his father for the past sixteen years. At the age of twenty Mr. Mattison became converted and lived an upright consistent christian life and was a member of the Evangelical church at the time of his death. He belongs to that class of sturdy pioneers, who have done so much to develop the country and his long and useful life spanning nearly a century of existence is fraught with many and varied experiences.
     He retained possession of his faculties remarkably well almost to the last. Although quite feeble, he was confined to the bed but a few days and the end came peacefully. He died of no specific disease, but simply from the infirmities of old age.
     Brief funeral services were held at the home at half-past two o'clock Tuesday afternoon services being conducted by Rev. A. B. Vandersall, assisted by Rev. M. W. Reece. Wednesday the remains were taken to Medina for interment in the family lot in Riverside cemetery.

     --A very pleasant party was held at the residence of Jesse Mattison on Monday evening, the 14th inst., it being the--anniversary of D. S. Mattison. The participants numbered over thirty, and with music, a bountiful supper, and a social time generally, it was a very enjoyable affair. Don votes this fall.

     On May 8th our beloved coworker, and husband of our beloved President, Donald Scott Mattison, was called home to his reward. The entire Winchester Union is standing with bowed heads and heavy hearts, but with submissive wills to the wisdom of Almighty God, who gave the summons, "Come up higher."


     MATTISON--At his home near Winchester, Va., on Fifth month 8th, Donald Scott Mattison, in his 71st year.
     He came to Virginia from Bellevue, Ohio, over a quarter of a century ago; and later joined the Society of Friends. At the time of his death he was superintendent of the Winchester First-day School, also a member of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel. His kindly disposition and genial nature won for him a large circle of friends, by whom he will be greatly missed.
     In 1895, he married Nenah Robinson, who survives him. About two years ago they buried their only child, a son, in his early manhood, whom they naturally expected would be the joy and prop of their declining years.

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