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Obituaries of the Mathiot family in Oregon
Freeman Whitcomb Brown Ann J. Florence Charles Ronald Frazier Celestine Marie Lesourd Adolphe Aurelle Mathiot Aline Ellen Mathiot Angeline Mathiot Cecile Marianne Mathiot Charles Edward Mathiot Nelvil August Mathiot Pierre Emile Mathiot
Freeman Whitcomb Brown, Seattle Daily Times, 12 June 1917

Freeman Whitcomb Brown, 84, veteran of the Indian wars of Puget Sound in 1856 and 1857 and of the Civil War, died in the Tacoma General Hospital last evening. He came "around the Horn" in 1853, mined gold in California, lived in Oregon, came to what is now Washington to fight Indians, taught the first school at Olympia, explored many new sections of Western and Central Washington and was one of the first white explorers of the Chelan country. He is survived by a daughter in the East and two sons, Fred J. Brown of Grandview and Leonard J. Brown of Tacoma.

Ann J. Florence, The Tacoma Times, 9 May 1918

Friday will also mark the burial of Mrs. Anne Mathiot, 68, Washington pioneer, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Skramstad, following an attack of apoplexy.

The body will be entombed in the Tacoma mausoleum. Buckley-King company have chage of the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Mathiot was the daughter of A. B. Florence, former senator from Oregon. She came from Missouri in 1850 and settled near Portland. Surviving her besides Mrs. Skramstad, are two brothers, A. L. and E. T. Florence, Heppner, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Leia Wehrune, Portland and Mrs. Geo. Tucker, another sister of Seattle.

Charles Ronald Frazier, The Oregonian, 20 Oct 1953

Charles R. Frazier, 2954 N. E. 27th avenue, retired businessman, died unexpectedly Monday at his summer home in Long Beach, Wash. Mr. Frazier was born in Portland August 13, 1872, son of William E. Frazier, one-time sheriff of Multnomah county, and Margaret Long Frazier. He was active in athletic circles as a young man, playing on Multnomah club football team, and was noted as a bicycle rider in Portland and at Stanford university.

Surviving are the widow, Camille Mathiot Frazier, whom he married 50 years ago; sons and daughters, Dr. W. Ronald Frazier, Portland; Wallace E. Frazier, North Hollywood; Mrs. Thomas Jones, Vancouver, Wash., and Lloyd Frazier, Corvallis, and seven grandchildren.

Celestine Marie Lesourd, The Oregonian, 21 Nov 1931

MATHIOT -- In this city, Nov. 20, Celestine Mathiot, wife of Nelville, mother of Mrs. George Keller, Mrs. Paul Gurske, Mrs. Chester Wheeler and Frank Mathiot, all of Portland. Remains are at the Drawing Room Chapel of Holman & Lutz, E. 14th and Sandy blvd. Funeral notice later.

Adolphe Aurelle Mathiot, Walla Walla Bulletin, 14 Jul 1918

News has been received of the death of A. Mathiot, formerly of Walla Walla,on July 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Skramstad, at Tacoma. He was in his eighty-fifth year and was a native of France. Eighteen years ago he moved to Tacoma, and prior to that he had resided in Walla Walla for 30 years. He was a pioneer wheat buyer. He was buried in Tacoma beside his wife, who died in that city just a month ago.

Aline Ellen Mathiot, Olympia Record, 14 Aug 1905

Mrs. F. Brown, mother of County Superintendent Fred J. Brown, and a pioneer of Thurston county, died Saturday at the family home in Tacoma. The funeral, held yesterday morning at the First Methodist church in Tacoma, was attended by many friends of the family. Interment took place in the cemetery at South Tacoma.

Mrs. Brown was a resident of this city from the date of her marriage to Mr. Brown, March 17, 1867, until 1898 when they moved to Tacoma. She was 59 years of age. Besides her husband three children survive her. They are: Mrs. Nellie Derbyshire, of Tacoma; Fred J. Brown, superintendent of Thurston county schools, and Leonard J. Brown, of the Tacoma Engraving company.

Fred Brown and family returned this afternoon from Tacoma, where they were called by Mrs. Brown's death.

Angeline Mathiot, The Oregonian, 7 Jul 1913

Within a few minutes after a sudden attack of heart failure, Mrs. Angeline Labbe, widow of the late John Labbe, and one of Oregon's pioneers, died at her home, 493 Twentieth street, Portland Heights. She was 61 years of age. The attack followed an automobile ride with her sons, Dr. E. J. Labbe and A. G. Labbe, from which she returned home at a late hour.

Mrs. Labbe, who was the daughter of Jean and Catherine Mathiot, was born in Ohio in 1852, and as an infant was taken by her parents to Oregon by way of Panama, arriving in Oregon when she was nine months old. Her family settled at Butteville, and it was there, in 1871, that she married the late John Labbe. Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Portland, which has been Mrs. Labbe's home since.

Mrs. Labbe was prominent in Portland social and charity circles, as well as being a member of the Oregon Pioneers' Association. She leaves three sons: Antoine G. Labbe, treasurer and assistant general manager of Willamette Iron and Steel Works; C. Henry Labbe, Consular agent of France in Portland, and Dr. Edmond J. Labbe.

Funeral arrangements have been set for Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence, 493 Twentieth street, and interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Cecile Marianne Mathiot, The Oregonian, 15 Nov 1921

MATHIOT--In this city, November 14, Cecile M. Mathiot, aged 76 years, mother of Nelvil A. and Charles E. Mathiot, Mrs. Camille Frazier, all of this city; sister of Mrs. Lena Ketterrer of Dalton, O. The funeral services will take place at 2 P. M. Wednesday, November 16, at the conservatory chapel of the East Side funeral directors, 414 E. Alder. Friends invited. Interment Lone Fir cemetery.

Charles Edward Mathiot, The Morning Oregonian, 15 Jul 1922

Charles E. Mathiot died suddenly yesterday at the family residence, 599 East Ninth street, at the age of 59 years. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Orth Mathiot and Zane Mathiot, his sister Mrs. Charles R. Frazer, and his brother, Melville A. Mathiot, all of Portland.

Mr. Mathiot was connected with the J. K. Gill company of Portland for 25 years and was for five years interested in the Portland and Multnomah hotels of the city. At the time of his death he had retired from business. The body is at the chapel of Finley & Son. Funeral announcements will be made later.

Nelvil August Mathiot, The Oregonian, 18 Nov 1932

Funeral services for Nelvil August Mathiot, 67, member of a pioneer family, who died November 15 in a Portland Hospital after a short illness, were held yesterday in the Holman & Luis Colonial mortuary. Interment was in Lone Fir cemetery.

Mr. Mathiot was the oldest son of Peter and Cecile Mathiot, Oregon pioneers, and was born in Woodburn June 14, 1865. Since the age of 13 he had lived almost continuously in Portland, and for 32 years was connected with Wadhams & Co.

He leaves three daughters, Essie B. Keller, Marguerite Wheeler and Josephine Gurske; a son, Frank; a sister, Mrs. Charles Frazier, and six grandchildren.

Pierre Emile Mathiot The Oregonian, 16 Sep 1898

Peter E. Mathiot, a pioneer of 1852, died very suddenly yesterday morning at 1 o'clock at his home, 468 East Lincoln, corner of East Ninth street. Mr. Mathiot had been about the house and on the street Wednesday, and while his health had been failing for the past two years there was nothing in his condition at any time that day to cause his wife and children apprehension. He had been somewhat restless during the night, and at 12 o'clock got out of bed, but soon retired. At 12:30 he arose again and extinguished the lamp that had been left burning, and remarked to Mrs. Mathiot that they could now go to sleep. At 1 o'clock Mrs. Mathiot made the startling discovery that her husband was dead. He had expired without a struggle.

Mr. Mathiot was 59 years and 5 months old, and was born in Montbéliard, France, in 1839. With his parents he came to America when he was 3 years old and settled in Ohio, where the family lived for nine years, till in 1852 they came to Butteville, Or., in company with quite a train of emigrants. He was married to Miss Cecile Mathiot in Butteville. The couple moved to where Woodburn now stands and became the first settlers at that point. They lived in Woodburn for many years, during which time Mr. Mathiot was justice of the peace and postmaster, and was a man of considerable prominence and influence. Leaving Woodburn, Mr. And Mrs. Mathiot moved to Portland, where they have lived ever since, except a few years spent at Walla Walla.

For a number of years he engaged in the grain-buying business with his brother, A. Mathiot, at Walla Walla and other points in the interior. Their operations were at one time very extensive, and they amassed considerable wealth. However, in a big wheat deal they lost about $60,000. Mr. Mathiot also engaged in mining in the Coeur d'Alene country. In all his extensive business operations he sustained a reputation for sound integrity. While he was not a religious man he believed in and practiced the golden rule in all its bearings, which was all the religion he knew or cared to know.

A widow and three children, two sons and one daughter, Nelvil A. Charles E. and Camille E. Mathiot, survive him. All live on the East Side, and all were quickly summoned to his home when death came.

He had two brothers and three sisters living. His brother Edward lives on the old home place at Butteville, and his other brother, A. Mathiot, lives at Walla Walla. Mrs. C. A. Labbe, of Portland; Mrs. Cephalie Feurier, of San Francisco; and Mrs. F. J. Brown, of Olympia, are sisters of the deceased. All the relatives have been notified of the death, and if possible they will be present at the funeral which will take place next Sunday. It is supposed that Mr. Mathiot died from heart trouble, so swiftly was he stricken down. Within the past year he suffered a severe attack of paralysis and lay unconscious for a day. He recovered from this attack, but was never fully restored. He had considerable property interests in the city, mostly on the East side.

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